80. Understanding the Corrosion Mechanism: A Framework for Improving the Performance of Magnesium Alloys

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. Guangling Song and
  2. Andrej Atrens

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch80

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

How to Cite

Song, G. and Atrens, A. (2005) Understanding the Corrosion Mechanism: A Framework for Improving the Performance of Magnesium Alloys, in Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603565.ch80

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. CRC for Cast Metals Manufacturing (CAST), Division of Materials, The University of Queensland, Brisbane Qld Aus 4072, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309757

Online ISBN: 9783527603565

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Keywords:

  • corrosion mechanism;
  • magnesium alloys

Summary

This paper provides a succinct but nevertheless complete mechanistic overview of magnesium corrosion. This provides an understanding of the types of corrosion exhibited by magnesium alloys, and also of the environmental factors of most importance. This deep understanding is required as a foundation if we are to produce more corrosion resistant alloys. This present analysis provides a theoretical framework for further research. There is still vast scope both for better understanding of corrosion processes as well as on the engineering usage of magnesium. We live in interesting times regarding the study of magnesium corrosion and expect to see significant advances in the next decade!