Corrosion resistance of in-situ growth of nano-sized Mg(OH)₂ on micro-arc oxidized magnesium alloy AZ31—influence of EDTA

Li, Chang-Yang, Fan, Xiao-Li, Zeng, Rong-Chang, Cui, Lan-Yue, Li, Shuo-Qi, Zhang, Fen, He, Qing-Kun, Kannan, M. Bobby, Jiang, Hong-Wei (George), Chen, Dong-Chu, and Guan, Shao-Kang (2019) Corrosion resistance of in-situ growth of nano-sized Mg(OH)₂ on micro-arc oxidized magnesium alloy AZ31—influence of EDTA. Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 35 (6). pp. 1088-1098.

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One of the major obstacles for the clinical use of biodegradable magnesium (Mg)-based materials is their high corrosion rate. Micro-arc oxidation (MAO) coatings on Mg alloys provide mild corrosion protection owing to their porous structure. Hence, in this study a dense Mg(OH) 2 film was fabricated on MAO-coated Mg alloy AZ31 in an alkaline electrolyte containing ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid disodium (EDTA-2Na) to reinforce the protection. Surface morphology, chemical composition and growth process of the MAO/Mg(OH)₂ hybrid coating were examined using field-emission scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer. Corrosion resistance of the coatings was evaluated via potentiodynamic polarization curves and hydrogen evolution tests. Results manifested that the Mg(OH)₂ coating possesses a porous nano-sized structure and completely seals the micro-pores and micro-cracks of the MAO coating. The intermetallic compound of AlMn phase in the substrate plays a key role in the growth of Mg(OH)₂ film. The current density of Mg(OH)₂-MAO composite coating decreases three orders of magnitude in comparison with that of bare substrate, indicating excellent corrosion resistance. The Mg(OH)₂-MAO composite coating is beneficial to the formation of calcium phosphate corrosion products on the surface of Mg alloy AZ31, demonstrating a great promise for orthopaedic applications.

Item ID: 61813
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1941-1162
Keywords: biomaterials, coatings, magnesium alloys, magnesium hydroxide, micro-arc oxidation
Copyright Information: © 2019.
Funders: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSF), SDUST Research Fund
Projects and Grants: NNSF Nos. 51571134 and 51601108, SDUST No. 2014TDJH104
Date Deposited: 25 May 2020 19:47
FoR Codes: 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401607 Metals and alloy materials @ 100%
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