Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 14, pp 5736–5741 | Cite as

Effect of AlN particles on the corrosion behavior of Al/AlNP composites

  • ZhangSheng LiuEmail author
  • BianTao Wu
  • MingYuan Gu


The corrosion behavior of Al/AlNP composites has been examined by using potentiodynamic polarization technique in 3.5wt% NaCl solution with the pH value of 5, 8.6, and 11.6 respectively. Electrochemical impedance spectra (EIS) measurements have also been carried out to assess the long-term effects of AlN particles. It has been found that Al/AlNp composites show the increased susceptibility to pitting attack compared with the unreinforced Al, which is attributed to the micro-galvanic action between AlN particles and the matrix Al. The micro-galvanic action mainly arises as a result of hydrolysis of AlN particles. In addition, EIS measurements reveal that the corrosion mechanism of Al/AlNp composites changes a lot with increasing immersion time, which is controlled by diffusion process at last.


Zeta Potential Polarization Curve Corrosion Behavior Immersion Time Potentiodynamic Polarization 



The authors are grateful for the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China under grant No.50271043.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Lab of MMCsShanghai JiaoTong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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