Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 25, Issue 11, pp 4680–4685 | Cite as

Mechanism for Corrosion Prevention by a Mechanical Plating of Uniform Zinc-Iron Alloy

  • Naoya Kasai
  • Yoshihiko Kaku
  • Shinji Okazaki
  • Kuninori Hirai


In situ electrochemical monitoring with a three-electrode cell was applied to investigate the anti-corrosion properties of a mechanical zinc-iron alloy plating. Several electron probe microanalyses were also conducted to identify the chemical elements in the plating. The results indicated the formation of a Zn-Fe intermetallic compound, which allowed a mechanism for corrosion prevention to be proposed. In the proposed mechanism, Zn(OH)2 plays a significant role in the corrosion prevention of steel alloys.


anti-corrosion mechanism corrosion electron probe microanalysis inorganic coatings mechanical plating zinc-iron alloy 



This study was financially supported by the Yokohama National University and Nippon C&Z Co., Ltd. The authors would like to thank Mr. Shiraga and the Instrumental Analysis Center of Yokohama National University for conducting the x-ray diffraction analysis. The authors would also like to thank Mr. Ishizuka for useful discussion and comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naoya Kasai
    • 1
  • Yoshihiko Kaku
    • 1
  • Shinji Okazaki
    • 1
  • Kuninori Hirai
    • 2
  1. 1.Yokohama National UniversityYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Nippon C&Z Co., LTDYokohamaJapan

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