Corrosion behavior of wrought Mg-6%Zn-1%Mn-XSi-YCa alloy

G. Ben-Hamu, D. Eliezer

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Different quantities of silicon and calcium were added to Mg-6%Zn-1%Mn alloy and its effect on corrosion behavior investigated. AC and DC polarization were carried out on the extruded rods, which contain different quantities of silicon and calcium. The phases present in the alloys have been identified by optical microscopy and TEM. Four different phases were found, i.e., intermetallics containing Si-Mn, Mg-Si, Mg-Zn, and Mg-Si-Ca phase. The corrosion behavior of the studied alloys were influenced by the amount and distribution of the second phases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-521
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials and Corrosion
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2013


  • Mg-Zn-Mn alloy
  • TEM
  • corrosion behavior
  • intermetallics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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