Corrosion-resistant electrochemical platings on magnesium alloys: A state-of-the-art review

Chen, X, Yang, H, Abbott, T, Easton, M and Birbilis, N 2012, 'Corrosion-resistant electrochemical platings on magnesium alloys: A state-of-the-art review', Corrosion: Journal of Science and Engineering, vol. 68, no. 6, pp. 518-535.


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Title Corrosion-resistant electrochemical platings on magnesium alloys: A state-of-the-art review
Author(s) Chen, X
Yang, H
Abbott, T
Easton, M
Birbilis, N
Year 2012
Journal name Corrosion: Journal of Science and Engineering
Volume number 68
Issue number 6
Start page 518
End page 535
Total pages 18
Publisher NACE International
Abstract Industrial deployment of magnesium alloys in most instances requires anti-corrosion coatings. Distinct from conversion coatings, the electro/electroless plating techniques are emerging as the common means of coating magnesium; however, more research is needed. A state-of-the-art review was undertaken with respect to aqueous plating systems (including pretreatment, under-coating, and electroplating), electroless plating (being treated individually, though it is used as undercoating for subsequent plating in some cases), non-aqueous plating systems (including high-temperature molten salts and ionic liquids), and novel plating methods. In addition to the performance assessment of various plated coatings on magnesium alloys, merits and demerits of existing plating techniques are discussed. Based on the literature to date, the practical issues faced in magnesium plating are raised, and possible advances discussed, providing some instructive guidelines for future work.
Subject Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Coatings
Corrosion
Electroless plating
Electroplating
Magnesium
DOI - identifier 10.5006/i0010-9312-68-6-518
Copyright notice © 2012, NACE International
ISSN 0010-9312
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