The precipitation of cerium compounds on polished AA2024-T3 surfaces was investigated following an electrochemical and microstructural localized approach. It was found that cerium precipitation occurs on the entire surface covering intermetallic particles and the matrix as well. The matrix is the region where the precipitation of cerium is less favoured. The highest amount of cerium was observed on magnesium-rich intermetallic particles. The localized analyses suggest that precipitation of cerium on magnesium-rich intermetallic particles could happen following two mechanisms: the former based on a potential reversal of the intermetallic particles and the latter due to a partial magnesium dissolution. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Investigation of AA2024-T3 surfaces modified by cerium compounds: A localized approach|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|