Comparative study of different environmentally friendly (Chromium-free) methods for surface modification of pure magnesium

A. A. Zuleta, E. Correa, C. Villada, M. Sepúlveda, J. G. Castaño, F. Echeverría

Producción científica: Contribución a una revistaArtículo en revista científica indexadarevisión exhaustiva

28 Citas (Scopus)


In this work, three different chromium-free methods of surface modification of pure magnesium were studied; namely, a cerium conversion coating, a carbonated coating and an anodic film. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), micro Raman spectroscopy (MRS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were employed to study the morphology and composition of the surface after treatments. The corrosion resistance of the treated surfaces was evaluated by means of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). XRD and MRS showed that conversion coatings obtained from cerium salts consisted of cerium oxides and hydroxides and the major component of the layer was CeO2. The morphology of the cerium conversion coating consisted of a fiber-like structure that exhibited several network-like cracks. The carbonated coating was mainly composed of aragonitic CaCO3, whereas the oxide layer formed in the anodizing process was a porous film made of MgO and some phosphate species compounds. The results of EIS tests indicated that calcium carbonated coating provided higher corrosion protection.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)5254-5259
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónSurface and Coatings Technology
EstadoPublicada - 25 sep. 2011
Publicado de forma externa


Profundice en los temas de investigación de 'Comparative study of different environmentally friendly (Chromium-free) methods for surface modification of pure magnesium'. En conjunto forman una huella única.

Citar esto