Laser Cladding of Zr55Al10Ni5Cu30/SiC Amorphous Composite Coatings on AZ91D Magnesium Alloy for Improvement of Corrosion Resistance
To improve the corrosion property of magnesium alloys, Zr-based amorphous composite coatings have been fabricated on AZ91D magnesium alloy by laser cladding using mixed powders Zr55Al10Ni5Cu30/SiC. The microstructure of the coating was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The corrosion resistance of the coatings was tested in 3.5wt.% NaCl solution. The results show that the coatings mainly consist of amorphous and different crystalline phases. The coatings compared with AZ91D magnesium alloy exhibit good corrosion resistance because of the presence of the amorphous phase in the coatings.
K. J. Huang et al., "Laser Cladding of Zr55Al10Ni5Cu30/SiC Amorphous Composite Coatings on AZ91D Magnesium Alloy for Improvement of Corrosion Resistance", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 179-180, pp. 757-761, 2011