Corrosion behaviour of 2A97-T6 Al-Cu-Li alloy: The influence of non-uniform precipitation

Xinxin Zhang, Xiaorong Zhou, Teruo Hashimoto, Bing Liu, Chen Luo, Zhihua Sun, Zhihui Tang, Feng Lu, Yanlong Ma

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    In the present study, the influence of precipitate distribution on the corrosion behaviour of 2A97-T6 Al-Cu-Li alloy in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution is investigated. It is found that localized plastic strain introduced to the alloy during sheet fabrication leads to the formation of dense T1 (Al2CuLi) phase precipitate bands and precipitate-free bands within selected grains during aging. Preferential dissolution of T1 phase in the dense precipitate bands results in intragranular corrosion in the alloy, in the form of corrosion bands. Further, the dissolution of the alloy matrix propagates in the form of crystallographic corrosion pit.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalCorrosion Science
    Early online date11 Dec 2017
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


    • A. Alloy
    • A. Aluminium
    • B. SEM
    • B. STEM
    • C. Pitting


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