Comparison of corrosion resistance of high pressure die-cast and semi-solid cast AZ91, AM60, alloys and respective anodic oxides

Carmine Genoni, Anna Da Forno, Massimiliano Bestetti

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A comparison of corrosion resistance of die-cast and semi-solid cast AZ91and AM60 magnesium alloys was performed in corrosive medium by measurement of the open circuit potential and potentiodynamic scans. Before testing, a heat treatment was carried out on the semi-solid cast alloys. Moreover, electrochemical measurements were performed on the four different substrates anodized in the micro-arc regime in an environment friendly alkaline aqueous solution. The results could be correlated to the different microstructures of the samples produced by the different processes and to the different compactness/porosity of the oxides.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLight Metals Technology 2013
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Light Metals Technology Conference, LMT 2013 - Old Windsor, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476


Conference6th International Light Metals Technology Conference, LMT 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityOld Windsor



  • Corrosion resistance
  • Die-cast
  • Magnesium alloys
  • Micro-arc anodic oxidation
  • Semi-solid cast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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