Influence of Current Density on Structure and Performance of Micro-Arc Oxidation Coatings on AZ31 Magnesium Alloy
In the Na2SiO3-NaOH-C3H8O3 electrolyte system,the micro-arc oxidation (MAO) coatings were prepared on AZ31 magnesium alloy when J=2A/dm2,4A/dm2,8A/dm2 and 12A/dm2.The relations of current density with microstructure and performance of the MAO coatings on AZ31 were studied by means of SEM, XRD, HVS-1000 micro Vicker, MFT-4000 Scratch Tester and electro-chemical method. The results show that when current density increases,the thickness,growth rate,micro-hardness and the contents of MgO and Mg2SiO4 of MAO coatings increase,but the adhesion force between MAO coating and substrate decreases, the millipores and the roughness become larger.The corrosion resistance of MAO coatings increases firstly and then decreases with the increasing current density.The corrosion resistance of MAO coating,which J=6 A/dm2,is the best in 4.5% NaCl water solution,whose corrosion current density reduces by 3 orders of magnitude, and corrosion potential increases 1078mV in positive direction.
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
M. Yang et al., "Influence of Current Density on Structure and Performance of Micro-Arc Oxidation Coatings on AZ31 Magnesium Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 562-566, 2011