Sudip Banerjee, Pujan Sarkar, Prasanta Sahoo

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The present study aims at improving corrosion resistance of magnesium nanocomposites through autocatalytic Ni-P coating. Electroless Ni-P coatings with different concentration of sodium hypophosphite are deposited on 2% WC incorporated magnesium nanocomposites (AZ31-2WC) and the coated samples are further heat-treated. Basic characterizations and compositional analyses are done by using scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive x-ray analysis (EDAX), and X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD). Microhardness values of the developed materials are also evaluated. The attempt is made to improve corrosion resistance of AZ31-2WC by modifying surface roughness. Corrosion characteristics of Ni-P coated AZ31-2WC nanocomposites are examined by performing potentiodynamic polarization test and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Corrosion resistance improves with enhancement of surface quality. Corrosion resistance of AZ31-2WC nanocomposite also improves due to application of Ni-P coating. Finally, corrosion morphologies are scrutinized by SEM micrographs of corroded surface.


Corrosion Resistance, Magnesium, Nanocomposite, Ni-P, Coating

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