Effects of Mg on morphologies and properties of hot dipped Zn-Mg coatings

Yao, C. and Wang, Z. and Tay, S.L. and Gao, W. (2014) Effects of Mg on morphologies and properties of hot dipped Zn-Mg coatings. Surface and Coatings Technology, 260. pp. 39-45. ISSN 0257-8972,

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This research aims to study the processing and the properties of hot-dipped Zn-Mg coatings with varying amount of Mg compositions. Zn-Mg coatings with 1 wt.%, 2 wt.%, 3 wt.% and 4 wt.% Mg were produced at 685 degrees C using molten salt furnace with Argon protective gas atmosphere to minimise the oxidation of Mg. Characterisation techniques including X-ray diffraction (XRD) and environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM) were performed to study the microstructures and phases of the coatings. The results showed that laminar eutectic containing MgZn2 and Zn formed at the grain boundary areas of Zn crystals in Zn-Mg coatings. Accelerated corrosion test methods like electrochemical and salt water immersion tests verified the improved anticorrosion properties of Zn-3 wt.% Mg coating compared with pure Zn coating. A significant enhancement in the microhardness was also observed with the addition of Mg into the coating composition. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 41st International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF), San Diego, CA, APR 28-MAY 02, 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zn-Mg coating; Microstructure; Mechanical property; Corrosion resistance
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: MR Faizal II H
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2015 02:04
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 07:26
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/15392

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