Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/14653
Title: Effect of excimer laser surface melting on intergranular corrosion cracking of the aluminum-lithium alloy 8090
Authors: Yue, TM 
Chan, CP
Yan, LJ
Man, HC 
Keywords: Aluminum-alloy
Corrosion
Cracking
Intergranular
Laser
Surface treatment
Issue Date: 2004
Source: Journal of laser applications, 2004, v. 16, no. 1, p. 31-39 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of Laser Applications 
Abstract: Excimer laser surface melting of the aluminum alloy 8090 has been conducted with the aim of improving the intergranular corrosion resistance of the alloy. Both the results of the electrochemical and the intergranular corrosion cracking immersion tests show that the laser treatment significantly increases the intergranular corrosion resistance of the alloy, especially when the material is treated in nitrogen gas. The improvement in intergranular corrosion resistance is considered to be primarily due to the elimination of grain boundary Cu enriched precipitates in the laser-melted layer, which has effectively prohibited intergranular corrosion cracking. Besides, the reduction of Cu and Fe enriched constituent particles increases the pitting corrosion resistance of the alloy. As a result, a reduction in corrosion current density of one order of magnitude has been obtained for the laser-treated material. Moreover, a strong passivation has been obtained for the N2-treated specimen. This is attributed to the presence of the chemically stable AlN phase in the laser-melted layer. The analysis of the electrochemical impedance data shows that the polarization resistance (Rp) of the laser-treated specimens is at least two orders of magnitude higher than that of the untreated specimen; while the double layer capacitance (Cdl) is about one order of magnitude lower.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/14653
ISSN: 1042-346X
DOI: 10.2351/1.1642637
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

3
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of May 25, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

3
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of May 21, 2017

Page view(s)

35
Last Week
1
Last month
Checked on May 21, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.