The role of grain structure characteristics on the localised corrosion feature in the 1445 Al-Cu-Li alloy

Dan yang Liu, Feng jian Sang, Jin feng Li*, Nick Birbilis, Zhi xiu Wang, Yun long Ma, Rui feng Zhang

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    Abstract

    The corrosion behavior of the 1445 aged alloy was studied by analysis of microstructure characteristics and grain structure characteristics achieved from TEM, STEM, and EBSD. Three corrosion modes including intergranular corrosion (IGC), sub-intergranular corrosion (SIGC), and sub-intragranular corrosion (SGC) were found in the aged samples. In contrast with the conventional Al-Cu-Li alloy, the increased corrosion resistance was derived from the lower chemical potential difference between δ′ phase in matrix and S′ phase at GBs. The grain stored energy can significantly affect the SGC especially under a specific grain orientation thus the corrosion resistance of deformed grains can be increased.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number109981
    JournalMaterials Characterization
    Volume158
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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