The influence of Mn on the corrosion of Al-free Mg-alloys

D. S. Gandel, N. Birbilis, M. A. Easton, M. A. Gibson

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Manganese is a common addition to magnesium (Mg) alloys. In aluminium (Al) containing Mg alloys, the formation of Al 8(Mn,Fe) 5 phase improves the corrosion resistance by removing elemental Fe particles from the Mg. The influence of Mn on the corrosion of Mg alloys in the absence of Al is not well documented. As such, in this study, several commercially pure Mg samples were compared to alloys with varying additions of Mn and Fe. The corrosion rate of these samples was examined via electrochemical and immersion tests. It was seen that samples with Mn additions exhibited an increased Fe impurity tolerance level. This indicates that the Mn addition was able to moderate the effect of the Fe impurity on the corrosion of the Mg alloy even without Al being present.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th International Corrosion Congress 2011
Subtitle of host publication20-24 November 2011; Perth, Australia
Place of PublicationBlackburn VIC Australia
PublisherAustralasian Corrosion Association (ACA)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781618393630
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Corrosion Congress 2011 - Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Australia
Duration: 20 Nov 201124 Nov 2011
Conference number: 18th


ConferenceInternational Corrosion Congress 2011
Abbreviated titleICC 2011
OtherThe 18th International Corrosion Congress took place between the 20th and the 24th November 2011 in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia. The International Corrosion Congress is the major event of the International Corrosion Council (ICC), an international body founded to advance corrosion science and engineering and is held once every three years by different host countries.


  • Corrosion
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese

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