Improving corrosion resistance in amorphous magnesium alloys

J. D. Cao, K. J. Laws, N. Birbilis, M. Ferry

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Bulk metallic glasses based on the Mg-Zn-Ca ternary system have shown promise as a potential bioresorbable material. However, this new class of metal is faced with numerous challenges, at the heart of which is controlling its corrosion rate. A series of 15 Mg-Zn-Ca bulk metallic glasses were synthesised to explore the effect of compositional variation on the alloy corrosion resistance. The electrochemical study within this compositional window revealed a complex interaction between the elements, whereby the addition of both Ca and Zn were detrimental to the corrosion resistance of the alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Conference of the Australasian Corrosion Association 2012
Subtitle of host publicationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia; 11-14 November 2012
Place of PublicationKerrimuir VIC Australia
PublisherAustralasian Corrosion Association (ACA)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781622769698
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAustralasian Corrosion Association (ACA) Conference 2012: Corrosion and Prevention - Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 Nov 201214 Nov 2012


ConferenceAustralasian Corrosion Association (ACA) Conference 2012
Abbreviated titleCP 2012
OtherCorrosion Management for a Sustainable World: Transport, Energy, Mining, Life Extension and Modelling


  • Bioresorbable metal
  • Bulk metallic glass
  • Corrosion
  • MgZnCa

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