PEO of rheocast A356 Al alloy: energy efficiency and corrosion properties
authors Mohedano, M; Matykina, E; Arrabal, R; Mingo, B; Zheludkevich, ML
nationality International
journal SURFACE AND INTERFACE ANALYSIS
author keywords PEO; anodizing; AL
keywords PLASMA ELECTROLYTIC OXIDATION; ALUMINUM-ALLOY; PITTING CORROSION; HIGH-STRENGTH; OXIDE LAYERS; TECHNOLOGY; COATINGS; FVS0812
abstract PEO coatings were developed under voltage-controlled mode on a rheocast A356 aluminum alloy without and with pretreatment by conventional anodizing in sulphuric acid. Microstructure and composition of uncoated and coated materials were studied using SEM, EDS and XRD. The anodic precursor oxide layer preserves the microstructure of the alloy because of the presence of secondary phases having a different behavior relative to the matrix during conventional anodizing. After PEO treatment, the coatings consisted of a mixture of alpha-Al2O3, gamma-Al2O3, SiO2 and mullite (3Al(2)O(3)center dot 2SiO(2)). The effect of pre-anodizing on energy efficiency was investigated revealing considerable energy savings with the precursor porous films, because of the faster establishment of the so-called 'soft sparking' regime that promotes faster coating growth rate. The electrochemical corrosion properties were evaluated for uncoated and coated materials using electrochemical techniques (potentiodynamic curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy). PEO coated materials showed remarkably reduced susceptibility to corrosion. Copyright (C) 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
publisher WILEY-BLACKWELL
issn 0142-2421
year published 2016
volume 48
issue 8
beginning page 953
ending page 959
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1002/sia.5815
web of science category Chemistry, Physical
subject category Chemistry
unique article identifier WOS:000383754600035
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