Development of MgAl2O4 grain refiner in Al in-situ composite through H3BO3 addition

P. Chandramohan, P. A. Olubambi, R. Raghu, B. A. Obadele

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Abstract

In the present work, a novel approach has been made for synthesis of in-situ Magnesium Aluminate (MgAl2O4) particles in the Al-4Mg alloy by Boric Acid (H3BO3) precursor addition (1 wt %, 1.5 wt % and 2 wt %) during the casting process. The developed composite has been investigated for its microstructural characteristics and corrosion performance. Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy examination revealed the formation of MgAl2O4 particles in the composite. Potentiodynamic polarization corrosion experiments were performed on the Al-4Mg/H3BO3 composite specimens (1 wt %, 1.5 wt % and 2 wt %) in three different medium (3.5 % Sodium Chloride-NaCl, 1 M Sulphuric Acid-H2SO4 and 1 M Hydrochloric Acid-HCl). Corrosion results showed that Al-4Mg/1.5 wt % H3BO3 composite specimen exhibited better corrosion resistance in 3.5 % NaCl, 1 M H2SO4 and 1 M HCl medium due to the significant grain refinement produced by MgAl2O4 particles. The developed composite with better corrosion properties can be utilized for marine and naval application.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012039
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume655
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 8 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventConference of the South African Advanced Materials Initiative 2019, CoSAAMI 2019 - Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Duration: Oct 22 2019Oct 25 2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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