96. Corrosion Protection by Conductive Polymers for Magnesium Alloys

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. A. Yfantis1,
  2. I. Paloumpa1,
  3. D. Schmeißer1 and
  4. D. Yfantis2

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch96

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

Yfantis, A., Paloumpa, I., Schmeißer, D. and Yfantis, D. (2005) Corrosion Protection by Conductive Polymers for 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.ch96

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    BTU Cottbus, Department of Applied Physics and Sensors, Cottbus, Germany

  2. 2

    NTU Athens, Department of Chemical Engineering, Athens, Greece

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 protection;
  • conductive polymers for magnesium alloys;
  • polypyrrole

Summary

In this work, we present the experimental data related to the effect of the polypyrrole concentration and the film thickness on the corrosion inhibition properties of these novel polymer coatings. The relative corrosion resistance properties of the films formed from the matrix solutions, where polypyrrole was in situ polymerized and in cases where polypyrrole is dispersed in a form of powder (pigment) in the polyaclylic polymer, are further examined. The evaluation of the experimental data provides significant evidence regarding the mechanism of corrosion inhibition, as well as the optimization of the synthesis and application conditions.