Effects of zinc and strontium on the corrosion of aluminium-free magnesium alloys

X. Xia, N. Birbilis, C.H.J. Davies, J. F. Nie

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Corrosion testing was performed in conjunction with microhardness and microstructural characterisation for custom produced Mg-Zn and Mg-Sr binary alloys and Mg-Zn-Sr ternary alloys. The study was designed to isolate the effect of Sr on the corrosion on Mg, whilst classifying its interaction with Zn in the class of Al-free Mg alloys. The results show that Sr can refine the grain size of Mg in a binary context, but increases the corrosion rate. Zn can reduce both the grain size and corrosion rate in binary alloys. However in the ternary alloy, Sr within the solubility range can contribute to reduced corrosion rate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Conference of the Australasian Corrosion Association 2013: Corrosion and Prevention 2013
Subtitle of host publicationBrisbane, Australia; 10-13 November 2013
Place of PublicationKerrimuir VIC Australia
PublisherAustralasian Corrosion Association (ACA)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781634394369
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventAustralasian Corrosion Association (ACA) Conference 2013: Corrosion and Prevention - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 10 Nov 201313 Nov 2013


ConferenceAustralasian Corrosion Association (ACA) Conference 2013
Abbreviated titleCP 2013


  • Alloying
  • Corrosion
  • Hardness
  • Magnesium

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