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, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 132–138 | Cite as

Influence of Ca on mierostructure and corrosion resistance of Mg-14Li alloy

  • Tian-shun Dong
  • Xiao-bing Li
  • Bin-guo Fu
  • Guo-lu Li
  • Jin-hai Liu
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In order to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium lithium alloy, Mg-14Li alloy with different content of Ca (0, 3, 5, 10wt.%) was prepared with a induction melting furnace. Electrochemical test and corrosion test were carried out in NaCI solution with different Cl- concentrations. The results indicate that the microstructure of the Mg-14Li alloy with Ca consists of dendritic β phase and eutectic structure (β+CaMg2). With the increase of Ca addition from 0, to 3, 5, 10wt.%, the corrosion resistance of the Mg-14Li alloy initially increases first and then decreases, and that of alloy with 3% Ca is the best. Therefore, the corrosion resistance of Mg-14Li alloy in NaCI solution can be effectively improved by adding proper amount of Ca. In addition, the concentration of Cl- was one of important factors affecting the corrosion resistance of the Mg-14Li alloy, and the influence of Ca was slighter than that of Cl-.


magnesium lithium alloy Ca refine electrochemistry corrosion resistance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tian-shun Dong
    • 1
  • Xiao-bing Li
    • 1
  • Bin-guo Fu
    • 1
  • Guo-lu Li
    • 1
  • Jin-hai Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Material Science and EngineeringHebei University of TechnologyTianjinChina

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