Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Behavior of Mg-1Zn-0.5Ca Alloy
Mg-1Zn-0.5Ca alloy was prepared by casting technology. The as-cast alloy was solution treated at 470°C for 24 h and aged at 175°C for 0-50 h. The microstructure, mechanical properties and electrochemical corrosion behavior of the alloys were investigated. The results showed that the average grain size of the as-cast alloy was 120-150 μm, and the precipitated phases were distributed uniformly in α-Mg grain. The as-cast alloy showed good mechanical properties. The tensile strength was 186 MPa, and ductility was 23%. A typical age softening responses was obtained during the aging treatment. In the electrochemical corrosion tests, corrosion of the alloys is improved in Hank’s solution and 3.5wt% NaCl solution after the solution and aged treatment. However, the aged treated alloys showed the better electrochemical corrosion resistance.
X. S. Li et al., "Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Behavior of Mg-1Zn-0.5Ca Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 311-313, pp. 1735-1740, 2011