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Special Issue "Corrosion and Protection of Light Metals and Alloys"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Corrosion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2023) | Viewed by 156

Special Issue Editor

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
Interests: new energy materials; hydrogen production; energy conversion
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Light metal materials, including Mg, Al and Ti and their alloys, have received much attention because of their potential application in aerospace, rail transit, biomedical and electrical electronics. Due to the very low electrochemical potential of Mg, however, the self-generated protective film is loose and porous, not protective, making it highly susceptible to corrosion under both high-temperature and salt spray conditions. Regarding Ti and Al, although the surface is prone to the formation of a passivation film, it does not block the destruction of Cl- under marine conditions, leading to crevice or pitting corrosion.

Against this backdrop, this Special Issue aims to collect original research and comprehensive review papers to understand information on the corrosion and protection of light metals and their alloys, such as micro-arc oxidation, surface coating, ion implantation, alloying, etc. Contributions to this Special Issue are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Yongfu Zhu
Guest Editor

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  • corrosion resistance
  • oxidation resistance
  • magnesium
  • aluminium
  • titanium
  • alloys
  • crevice corrosion
  • pitting corrosion
  • electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

Published Papers

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