The Effect of Rod-Shaped Long-Period Stacking Ordered Phases Evolution on Corrosion Behavior of Mg95.33Zn2Y2.67 Alloy
Jingfeng Wang 1,2,* , Weiyan Jiang 1, Shengfeng Guo 3,*, Yang Li 1 and Yao Ma 1
1 National Engineering Research Center for Magnesium Alloys, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Mechanical Transmission, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
3 Faculty of Materials and Energy, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
The morphology evolution of long-period stacking ordered (LPSO) phases on corrosion behavior of Mg95.33Zn2Y2.67 alloy is investigated systematically during as-cast, pre-extrusion heat-treated, as-extruded and post-extrusion heat-treated conditions. The second phases in the as-cast alloy are only LPSO phases with a few Y particles. The pre-extrusion heat treatment changed LPSO phases from blocks into a rudimentary rod shape with lamellar structure, subsequently into fine fragments by extrusion, and then into a regular rod shape with lamellar structure followed by post-extrusion heat treatment. Immersion tests and electrochemical measurements in 3.5 wt % NaCl solution reveal that the post-extrusion heat-treated alloy has the best corrosion resistance with the lowest corrosion rate. This is attributed to the rod-shaped LPSO phases, which could hinder corrosion proceeding, and result in corrosion orientated along the direction of rods and forming relatively dense long-strip corrosion products. Our findings demonstrate that the improved corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys with LPSO phases can be tailored effectively by the proceeding technology and post-heat treatment.