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Corrosion of heat treated magnesium alloy ZE41

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posted on 01.10.2011, 00:00 authored by W Neil, Maria ForsythMaria Forsyth, Patrick HowlettPatrick Howlett, C Hutchinson, Bruce HintonBruce Hinton
This paper investigates the effect of heat treatment upon the corrosion morphology and mechanism of ZE41 alloy. The results of optical and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) together with potentiodynamic polarisation reveal the importance of the microstructure in the initiation and propagation of corrosion in an aqueous environment. The corrosion of the heat-treated alloy is significantly altered due to changes in the microstructure, specifically the Zr-rich regions and the grain boundary T-phase.

History

Journal

Corrosion science

Volume

53

Issue

10

Pagination

3299 - 3308

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0010-938X

eISSN

1879-0496

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2011, Elsevier