Iron Content in Relationship with Alloying Elements and Corrosion Behaviour of Mg3Al Alloys

  • Ha Ngoc NguyenEmail author
  • Jong Il Kim
  • Young Min Kim
  • Bong Sun You
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


In the present study, the effect of various alloying elements on controlling of iron content in magnesium alloys was investigated. A number of alloying elements including manganese, calcium, and yttrium were added separately and simultaneously to the melt then the iron content was determined. The effect of elements on iron removing was evaluated and compared. The results were interesting since it has changed the idea of considering manganese as the best to remove iron from the melt. Other elements would be a better candidate to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys, especially yttrium due to its double effect on iron removing and forming of a protective film to protect the matrix. This study would contribute effectively to a design of high-performance magnesium alloys in the future.


Magnesium alloy Corrosion Iron remove 



This work was supported by the National Research Council of Science & Technology (NST) grant by the Korea government (MSIP) (No. CRC-15-06-KIGAM).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ha Ngoc Nguyen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jong Il Kim
    • 2
  • Young Min Kim
    • 3
    • 1
  • Bong Sun You
    • 3
    • 1
  1. 1.Korea University of Science and TechnologyDaejeonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Chungnam National UniversityDaejeonRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Korea Institute of Materials ScienceChangwonRepublic of Korea

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