A study of corrosion performance of electroless Ni-P and Ni-W-P coatings on AZ91D magnesium alloy

Y. Liao, S. T. Zhang, R. Dryfe

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    Abstract

    The autocatalytic nature of the electroless nickel-based alloy coating process will inevitably produce H2 bubbles which may be left in electroless nickel-based alloy coating. If the H2 cannot be removed and left in the coating, it can lead to its poor corrosion resistance due to hydrogen cracks. So, the post treatment is an essential step for electroless deposition process. In this paper, electroless Ni-P and Ni-W-P coatings with chromium-free pretreatment and dehydrogenation post treatment have been successfully prepared on AZ91D magnesium alloy, and the corrosion behaviors of the two kind coating samples in NaCl solution, HCl solution, and H 2SO4 solution have been investigated. Both the polarization test and immersion tests show that the electroless Ni-W-P coating has better corrosion resistance than that of electroless Ni-P coating. Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)833-837
    Number of pages4
    JournalMaterialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik
    Volume42
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011

    Keywords

    • Corrosion
    • Electroless Ni-P coating
    • Electroless Ni-W-P coating
    • Magnesium alloy

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