Effect of Plasma Interface Treatment and Cathodic Electrophoretic Coating on Mg Alloys

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In this study, plasma treatment using Ar and H2 and plasma polymerization with trimethylsilane (TMS), were carried out to create the interface film systems with a structure of Mg/plasma interlayer/cathodic electrophoretic coating (E-coat) for a magnesium (Mg) alloy AZ31B. The interface adhesion of the coating system was evaluated using N-methylpyrrolidinone (NMP) paint removal test and ASTM tape test conducted under dry and wet conditions. Plasma TMS film could stick the Mg substrate more strongly than E-coat.The surface of samples with different interlayer treatment after NMP test has been observed by SEM. The potentiodynamic study performed on the E-coated samples showed a noticeable reduction of corrosion current, three orders of magnitude less than bare Mg. Salt spray test also was done to confirm the resistance corrosion of E-coat. It was found that plasma interface treatment has the ability of increasing the adhesion of E-coat on Mg alloy more or less, thus restrict access to damaging species that exist in Cl- aqueous environments.

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 610-613)

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Edited by:

Zhong Wei Gu, Yafang Han, Fu Sheng Pan, Xitao Wang, Duan Weng and Shaoxiong Zhou

Pages:

984-990

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.610-613.984

Citation:

J. Zhang et al., "Effect of Plasma Interface Treatment and Cathodic Electrophoretic Coating on Mg Alloys ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 610-613, pp. 984-990, 2009

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January 2009

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