Corrosion-resistant electrochemical plating of magnesium (Mg) alloys

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

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With the exception of a very few applications, the industrial deployment of magnesium alloys requires anti-corrosion coatings. This chapter looks at aqueous electrochemical plating systems (including pretreatment, undercoating, electroplating and electroless plating) and non-aqueous plating systems (including high temperature molten salts and ionic liquids). The performance assessment of various plated coatings upon magnesium alloys is discussed, along with the general pros and cons of plating techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorrosion Prevention of Magnesium Alloys
EditorsGuang-Ling Song
Place of PublicationCambridge UK
PublisherWoodhead Publishing Limited
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9780857098962
ISBN (Print)9780857094377
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Metals and Surface Engineering
PublisherWoodhead Publishing Limited


  • Coatings
  • Corrosion
  • Electroless plating
  • Electroplating
  • Magnesium

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