Corrosion-resistant coatings for magnesium (Mg) alloys

Xiao Bo Chen, M. A. Easton, N. Birbilis, H. Y. Yang, T. B. Abbott

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The escalation of ongoing research on the topic of conversion coatings for magnesium alloys confirms that the search continues for appropriate replacements to toxic chromate-based coatings. This chapter reviews the performance of the range of typical conversion coating technologies presently available. As a means to rationalise coating performance and characteristics more generally, thermodynamic analysis has been used to compare coating processes and coating pretreatment, the latter of which appears to be at least as significant as the choice of coating technology itself.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorrosion Prevention of Magnesium Alloys
EditorsGuang-Ling Song
Place of PublicationCambridge UK
PublisherWoodhead Publishing Limited
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)978085709896
ISBN (Print)9780857094377
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Metals and Surface Engineering
PublisherWoodhead Publishing Limited


  • Conversion coating
  • Corrosion protection
  • Magnesium
  • Surface engineering

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