Corrosion Prevention of Magnesium Alloys book cover

Corrosion Prevention of Magnesium Alloys

Magnesium (Mg) alloys are receiving increasing attention due to their abundance, light weight, castability, formability, mechanical properties and corrosion performance. By selecting the appropriate combination of materials, coatings and surface modifications, their corrosion resistance can be greatly enhanced. Corrosion prevention of magnesium alloys is a comprehensive guide to the effective prevention of corrosion in these important light metals.

Part one discusses alloying, inhibition and prevention strategies for magnesium alloys as well as corrosion and prevention principles. Part two reviews surface treatment and conversion. Beginning with an overview of surface cleaning and pre-conditioning, the book goes on to discuss the use of surface processing and alloying, laser treatments, chemical conversion and electrochemical anodization to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys. Coatings are then the focus of part three, including varied plating techniques, cold spray coatings, gel and electroless electrophoresis coatings. Finally, the book concludes in part four with a selection of case studies investigating the application of preventative techniques for both automotive and medical applications.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Corrosion prevention of magnesium alloys is a key reference tool for all those working with magnesium and its alloys, including scientists, engineers, metallurgists, aerospace and automotive professionals, and academics interested in this field.

Hardbound, 586 Pages

Published: February 2013

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-437-7

Contents

  • Part 1 Alloying and inhibition: Corrosion behaviour and prevention strategies for magnesium (Mg) alloys; Corrosion performance of magnesium (Mg) alloys containing rare-earth elements; Corrosion inhibition of magnesium (Mg) alloys. Part 2 Surface treatment and conversion: Surface cleaning and pre-conditioning surface treatments to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium (Mg) alloys; Surface processing and alloying to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium (Mg) alloys; Laser treatment to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium (Mg) alloys; Micro-arc oxidation (MAO) to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium (Mg) alloys; Anodization of magnesium (Mg) alloys to improve corrosion resistance; Anodization and corrosion of magnesium (Mg) alloys; Corrosion-resistant coatings for magnesium (Mg) alloys. Part 3 Coatings: Corrosion-resistant electrochemical plating of magnesium (Mg) alloys; Plating techniques to protect magnesium (Mg) alloys from corrosion; Electroless nickel-boron plating to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium (Mg) alloys; Electrodeposition of aluminium (Al) on magnesium (Mg) alloys in ionic liquids to improve corrosion resistance; Cold spray coatings to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium (Mg) alloys; Electroless electrophoresis coatings to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium (Mg) alloys; Sol-gel coatings to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium (Mg) alloys. Part 4 Case studies: Magnesium (Mg) corrosion protection techniques in the automotive industry; Control of biodegradation of magnesium (Mg) alloys for medical applications.

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