A CeCl3/H2O2 aqueous solution treatment is assessed for the formation of conversion coatings on a AZ63 magnesium alloy. The coating composition and morphology are examined. The conversion coating appears to consist of a thin and cracked coating with 'dry-mud' morphology with large agglomerates over cathodic intermetallic particles. The corrosion resistance in NaCl solution has been investigated. The cerium-based conversion process improves the pitting potential of the alloy. Better corrosion resistant surfaces are obtained when the samples are submitted to repeated immersions in the conversion bath for 30 s up to 180 s of total immersion time. The thickness of the cerium conversion coating rapidly grows up in the first 30 s; afterwards it remains nearly constant. An increase of both hydrogen peroxide concentration and immersion time produces a worsening of the alloy to corrosion.

Cerium based chemical conversion coating on AZ63 magnesium alloy

DABALA' M.;BRUNELLI K;NAPOLITANI E.;MAGRINI M.
2003

Abstract

A CeCl3/H2O2 aqueous solution treatment is assessed for the formation of conversion coatings on a AZ63 magnesium alloy. The coating composition and morphology are examined. The conversion coating appears to consist of a thin and cracked coating with 'dry-mud' morphology with large agglomerates over cathodic intermetallic particles. The corrosion resistance in NaCl solution has been investigated. The cerium-based conversion process improves the pitting potential of the alloy. Better corrosion resistant surfaces are obtained when the samples are submitted to repeated immersions in the conversion bath for 30 s up to 180 s of total immersion time. The thickness of the cerium conversion coating rapidly grows up in the first 30 s; afterwards it remains nearly constant. An increase of both hydrogen peroxide concentration and immersion time produces a worsening of the alloy to corrosion.
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