Effect of Trace Element Erbium on Corrosion Resistance Properties of Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Alloy
The intergranular corrosion and stress corrosion cracking resistance of Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloy with trace Er addition were studied by means of such methods as stress corrosion cracking and intergranular corrosion test in GB-T7998-2005 and HB5254-83. The microstructures were observed by optical microscope and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The results show that alloys with trace Er addition have been improved on intergranular corrosion and stress corrosion cracking resistance, but corrosion resistance of alloys can be descending when Er addition exceed 0.4%.
Zhong Wei Gu, Yafang Han, Fu Sheng Pan, Xitao Wang, Duan Weng and Shaoxiong Zhou
X. D. Wang et al., "Effect of Trace Element Erbium on Corrosion Resistance Properties of Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 610-613, pp. 663-667, 2009