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Correction published on 8 December 2017, see Metals 2017, 7(12), 554.

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Metals 2016, 6(12), 316; doi:10.3390/met6120316

Effective and Environmentally Friendly Nickel Coating on the Magnesium Alloy

Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split, R. Boškovića 35, 21000 Split, Croatia
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Academic Editor: Hugo F. Lopez
Received: 19 October 2016 / Revised: 17 November 2016 / Accepted: 2 December 2016 / Published: 11 December 2016
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The low density and good mechanical properties make magnesium and its alloys attractive construction materials in the electronics, automotive, and aerospace industry, together with application in medicine due to their biocompatibility. Magnesium AZ91D alloy is an alloy with a high content of aluminum, whose mechanical properties overshadow the low corrosion resistance caused by the composition of the alloy and the existence of two phases: α magnesium matrix and β magnesium aluminum intermetallic compound. To improve the corrosion resistance, it is necessary to find an effective protection method for the alloy surface. Knowing and predicting electrochemical processes is an essential for the design and optimization of protective coatings on magnesium and its alloys. In this work, the formations of nickel protective coatings on the magnesium AZ91D alloy surface by electrodeposition and chemical deposition, are presented. For this purpose, environmentally friendly electrolytes were used. The corrosion resistance of the protected alloy was determined in chloride medium using appropriate electrochemical techniques. Characterization of the surface was performed with highly sophisticated surface-analytical methods. View Full-Text
Keywords: chemical deposition; magnesium alloy; nickel; self-assembling monolayer; surface modification chemical deposition; magnesium alloy; nickel; self-assembling monolayer; surface modification

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Škugor Rončević, I.; Buzuk, M.; Vladislavić, N. Effective and Environmentally Friendly Nickel Coating on the Magnesium Alloy. Metals 2016, 6, 316.

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