Surface grain size effects on the corrosion of magnesium

op't Hoog, C., Birbilis, N., Zhang, M X. and Estrin, Y. (2008) Surface grain size effects on the corrosion of magnesium. Key Engineering Materials, 384 229-240. doi:10.4028/

Author op't Hoog, C.
Birbilis, N.
Zhang, M X.
Estrin, Y.
Title Surface grain size effects on the corrosion of magnesium
Journal name Key Engineering Materials   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1013-9826
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4028/
Volume 384
Start page 229
End page 240
Total pages 12
Editor Nahed El Mahallawy
Mingxing Zhang
Place of publication Aedermannsdorf, Switzerland
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Language eng
Subject 09 Engineering
0912 Materials Engineering
Abstract In many cases degradation of a material initiates at its surface, including wear, corrosion, fretting, etc. Such deterioration / failure modes are hence surface properties sensitive. This study is one discrete effort towards the optimization of the surface microstructure for specific properties by understanding the fundamentally unknown ‘corrosion – grain size relationship’ for magnesium. There is a special need to understand this relationship as we outline in some detail within this study. Results showed that there was a significant variation in corrosion resistance with grain size, which is a key finding; however these trends were also strongly dependent upon the specific thermomechanical processing used to prepare the specimens.
Keyword Corrosion
Grain Size, Magnesium
Surface Engineering
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Additional Notes Volume title: Progress in surface treatment

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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