Surface modification of AZ91 magnesium alloy

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Proceedings titleMaterials Science Forum Volums 546-549
ConferenceInternational Magnesium Conference 2006, June 25-30 2006, Bejing China
Pages513518; # of pages: 6
SubjectAZ91; surface modification
AbstractMagnesium is the lightest structural metal with the highest specific strength. It is therefore considered as a solution for vehicular mass reduction so as to reduce the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emission. Unfortunately, magnesium and its alloys are highly susceptible to corrosion, particularly in salt-spray conditions. This has limited its use in the automotive and aerospace industries, where exposure to harsh service conditions is unavoidable. To improve its corrosion resistance, it is viable to apply a desirable engineering coating on the magnesium surface. This communication discusses the practical aspects of magnesium surface modification based on our review. A novel immersion coatin process is also discussed along with the corrosion behavior of coated and uncoated AZ91 magnesium alloy.
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AffiliationNRC Industrial Materials Institute; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21274292
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