Electrochemical Dissolution Characteristics of Magnesium Alloy Produced by Roll Compaction Process
The extruded AZ31B Mg alloy specimens using powders fabricated by roll compaction processing (RCP) was prepared, and their corrosion behavior has been investigated through the polarization test, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy test, immersion test and SEM observation in comparison to that of the conventional AZ31B Mg alloy, hereafter shortened as I/M specimen. The extruded AZ31B Mg alloys using RCP powder showed little change in Ecorr irrespective of number of pass cycles. Both anodic and cathodic current density suppression of the RCP specimens became larger with an increase in number of pass cycles. It was also confirmed that the corrosion characteristics of the RCP specimens depended strongly on their structural morphology and that the corrosion resistance of the RCP specimens subjected to 50 pass cycles was nearly same as that of the I/M specimen.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
S. Sunada et al., "Electrochemical Dissolution Characteristics of Magnesium Alloy Produced by Roll Compaction Process", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 2143-2146, 2007