Anodization and corrosion of magnesium (Mg) alloys

Song, G.-L. and Shi, Z. (2011). Anodization and corrosion of magnesium (Mg) alloys. In Guang-Ling Song (Ed.), Corrosion of magnesium alloys (pp. 565-614) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Woodhead Publishing.

Author Song, G.-L.
Shi, Z.
Title of chapter Anodization and corrosion of magnesium (Mg) alloys
Title of book Corrosion of magnesium alloys
Place of Publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Woodhead Publishing
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status
Year available 2011
Series Woodhead Publishing in Materials
ISBN 9781845697082
Editor Guang-Ling Song
Volume number 41
Chapter number 16
Start page 565
End page 614
Total pages 25
Total chapters 17
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Anodization is one of the most important and effective surface pre-treatments for Mg alloys. This chapter systematically summarizes Mg alloy anodizing behavior, the compositions and microstructures of anodized films on Mg alloys and the anodization-influencing factors. Based on the anodizing voltage variation, gas evolution and sparking behavior in a typical anodizing process and the characteristic composition and microstructure of an anodized coating, a four-stage anodizing mechanism is postulated. Moreover, the corrosion performance of anodized Mg alloys is systematically reviewed and a corrosion model is proposed to explain the corrosion performance and electrochemical behavior. It is believed that some of the measured electrochemical features can be utilized to rapidly evaluate or compare the corrosion resistance of anodized Mg alloys.
Keyword Mg alloy
Surface treatment
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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