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Materials 2018, 11(5), 815;

The Effect of Rod-Shaped Long-Period Stacking Ordered Phases Evolution on Corrosion Behavior of Mg95.33Zn2Y2.67 Alloy

National Engineering Research Center for Magnesium Alloys, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
State Key Laboratory of Mechanical Transmission, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
Faculty of Materials and Energy, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
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Received: 13 April 2018 / Revised: 8 May 2018 / Accepted: 9 May 2018 / Published: 16 May 2018
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The morphology evolution of long-period stacking ordered (LPSO) phases on corrosion behavior of Mg95.33Zn2Y2.67 alloy is investigated systematically during as-cast, pre-extrusion heat-treated, as-extruded and post-extrusion heat-treated conditions. The second phases in the as-cast alloy are only LPSO phases with a few Y particles. The pre-extrusion heat treatment changed LPSO phases from blocks into a rudimentary rod shape with lamellar structure, subsequently into fine fragments by extrusion, and then into a regular rod shape with lamellar structure followed by post-extrusion heat treatment. Immersion tests and electrochemical measurements in 3.5 wt % NaCl solution reveal that the post-extrusion heat-treated alloy has the best corrosion resistance with the lowest corrosion rate. This is attributed to the rod-shaped LPSO phases, which could hinder corrosion proceeding, and result in corrosion orientated along the direction of rods and forming relatively dense long-strip corrosion products. Our findings demonstrate that the improved corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys with LPSO phases can be tailored effectively by the proceeding technology and post-heat treatment. View Full-Text
Keywords: magnesium alloy; morphology evolution; corrosion behavior magnesium alloy; morphology evolution; corrosion behavior

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Wang, J.; Jiang, W.; Guo, S.; Li, Y.; Ma, Y. The Effect of Rod-Shaped Long-Period Stacking Ordered Phases Evolution on Corrosion Behavior of Mg95.33Zn2Y2.67 Alloy. Materials 2018, 11, 815.

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