Next Article in Journal
Microstructural Influences on Fracture at Prior Austenite Grain Boundaries in Dual-Phase Steels
Previous Article in Journal
Effects of Corrosion on Mechanical Properties of Welded Carbon Steel Pipe in District Heating Water
Previous Article in Special Issue
Corrosion Inhibition Mechanism and Efficiency Differentiation of Dihydroxybenzene Isomers Towards Aluminum Alloy 5754 in Alkaline Media
Open AccessArticle

Influence of Alloyed Ga on the Microstructure and Corrosion Properties of As-Cast Mg–5Sn Alloys

Key Laboratory of Solidification Control and Digital Preparation Technology (Liaoning Province), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Materials 2019, 12(22), 3686; (registering DOI)
Received: 18 September 2019 / Revised: 5 November 2019 / Accepted: 5 November 2019 / Published: 8 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Corrosion Science)
In this paper, the microstructures and corrosion behaviors of as-cast Mg–5Sn–xGa alloys with varying Ga content (x = 0, 0.5, 1, 2, 3 wt %) were investigated. The results indicated that Ga could not only adequately refine the grain structure of the alloys, but could also improve the corrosion resistance. The microstructures of all alloys exhibited typical dendritic morphology. No Ga-rich secondary phases were detected when 0.5 wt % Ga was added, while only the morphology of Mg2Sn phase was changed. However, when the addition rate of Ga exceeded 0.5 wt %, an Mg5Ga2 intermetallic compound started to form from the interdendritic region. The volume fraction of Mg5Ga2 monotonically increased with the increasing Ga addition level. Although Mg5Ga2 phase was cathode phase, its pitting sensitivity was weaker than Mg2Sn. In addition, the standard potential of Ga (−0.55 V) was lower than that of Sn (−0.14 V), which relieved the driving force of the secondary phases for the micro-galvanic corrosion. An optimized composition of 3 wt % Ga was concluded based on the immersion tests and polarization measurements, which recorded the best corrosion resistance. View Full-Text
Keywords: magnesium; immersion test; polarization; microstructure; corrosion resistance magnesium; immersion test; polarization; microstructure; corrosion resistance
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Ren, J.; Guo, E.; Wang, X.; Kang, H.; Chen, Z.; Wang, T. Influence of Alloyed Ga on the Microstructure and Corrosion Properties of As-Cast Mg–5Sn Alloys. Materials 2019, 12, 3686.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Back to TopTop