Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 1890–1897 | Cite as

Characterization of Micro-arc Oxidation Coatings on 6N01 Aluminum Alloy Under Different Electrolyte Temperature Control Modes

  • Xuefei Wang
  • Zongtao Zhu
  • Yuanxing Li
  • Hui Chen


The micro-arc oxidation coatings of 6N01 aluminum alloy produced under different control modes of the electrolyte temperature are discussed in detail. Compared to those coated by a thermostatically controlled treatment, the coatings had different surface characterizations when they were coated without controlling the electrolyte temperature, particularly after treatment involving boiling electrolytes. Scanning electron microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy were used to observe the morphology of the coatings. Energy-dispersive spectrometry and x-ray diffractometer were used to characterize their elemental and crystalline phase compositions. The results indicate that the treatment without a controlled electrolyte temperature ultimately led to a thicker and rougher film with a respectably thick inner barrier film, a lower content of γ-Al2O3 and better corrosion resistance.


6N01 aluminum alloy boiling electrolyte electrolyte temperature micro-arc oxidation surface characterization 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51405398 and 51505392) and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xuefei Wang
    • 1
  • Zongtao Zhu
    • 1
  • Yuanxing Li
    • 1
  • Hui Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringSouthwest Jiaotong UniversityChengduChina

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