Electrochemical response of amorphous and devitrified Al-Ni-La-X (X = Ag, Cu) alloys

Roy, Ajoy K and Mandhyan, A K and Sahoo, K L and Banhart, J and Chattoraj, I (2009) Electrochemical response of amorphous and devitrified Al-Ni-La-X (X = Ag, Cu) alloys. Materials and Corrosion / Werkstoffe und Korrosion, 60 (6). pp. 431-437.

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The electrochemical response of melt-spun Al-Ni-La alloys with partial substitution of Ni after different stages of devitrification was studied. The base alloy was found to have the best corrosion resistance. It was observed that primary crystallization caused minimal deterioration in the corrosion resistance of the base alloy as compared to its amorphous state. The substitute alloys had different corrosion resistance dependent on the substituting element with the Ag containing alloy having the least resistance. This could be attributed to the operation of local galvanic cells, enhanced by chemical heterogeneities in the alloys. Secondary crystallization caused a reduction in the corrosion resistance of all the alloys due to the creation of intermetallic phases that increased the galvanic activity.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/maco.20...
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aluminum alloy; Amorphous; Corrosion; Crystallization; Galvanic; Passivity; Polarization
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:2047
Deposited On:10 Nov 2010 10:05
Last Modified:08 Feb 2012 16:36

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