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Effects of Mg17Sr2 Phase on the bio-corrosion behavior of Mg-Zr-Sr alloys
journal contributionposted on 2016-02-01, 00:00 authored by Yunfei Ding, Y Li, C Wen
The effect of the second phase Mg17Sr2 on the biocorrosion behavior of Mg5ZrxSr (x = 0, 2, 5 wt%) alloys before and after solution treatment was investigated. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, cathodic polarization and hydrogen evolution were used to evaluate the biocorrosion of Mg5ZrxSr. We found that Mg17Sr2 precipitated on boundary zones and enhanced the galvanic effect, leading to a severer corrosion of the Mg matrix adjacent to Mg17Sr2. The corrosion subsequently spread gradually from the regions adjacent to the Mg17Sr2 to the central Mg matrix. However, a high volume fraction of Mg17Sr2 could also form a continuous network, isolate the Mg matrix and act as a barrier of corrosion.