Influence of mictrostructure features on the corrosion behaviourof AZ91 alloy in chloride media

Lenka Bukovinová, Michal Bukovina, Filip Pastorek


The influence of the microstructure of as-cast AZ91 magnesium alloy, which applied to solution annealing treatment and ageing treatment respectively, was evaluated in terms of its corrosion behaviour in 0.1 M NaCl solution at room temperature. The corrosion process was monitored by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and the surface was characterized by scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy (SKPFM). The extent of corrosion damage was dependent on the microstructure. Surface potential maps indicated that, the surface potential of α-matrix is more positive than surface potential of β phase.


AZ91 alloy; solid solution; β phase; EIS; SKPFM

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