As cast microstructures on the mechanical and corrosion behaviour of ZK40 modified with Gd and Nd additions

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  • R. H. Buzolin
  • M. Mohedano
  • C. L. Mendis
  • B. Mingo
  • D. Tolnai
  • C. Blawert
  • K. U. Kainer
  • H. Pinto
  • N. Hort

The microstructure of ZK40, ZK40 with 2 wt% of Nd and Gd (ZK40-2Nd and ZK40-2Gd, respectively) were investigated with optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and Scanning Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy. The mechanical properties and the corrosion behaviour were correlated with the microstructure. The 2 wt% Gd addition enhanced the ductility, while the Nd addition resulted in deterioration in mechanical properties. The corrosion behaviour was also enhanced with the addition of Gd.

ZeitschriftMaterials Science and Engineering A
Seiten (von - bis)238-247
Anzahl der Seiten10
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 13.01.2017
Extern publiziertJa