Recent progress in materials used towards corrosion protection of Mg and its alloys

  • Hadi Ghazanfari Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Université Laval, Québec G1V 0A6, QC, Canada (
  • Saber Hasanizadeh Chemical Engineering Department, Kermanshah University of Technology, Kermanshah, Iran
  • Sara Eskandarinezhad Department of Mining and Metallurgy, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
  • Soheil Hassani Department of Materials Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohsen Sheibani Department of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran
  • Alireza Dordsheikh Torkamani School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran
  • Belma Fakić Metallographic laboratory, Institute “Kemal Kapetanović” in Zenica, University of Zenica, B and H
Keywords: Hybrid coatings, Rare-earth, Polymeric composite, DLC coatings


Magnesium has little resistance to corrosion and therefore its production and use are quite limited. The problem of corrosion associated with these alloys has been alleviated to some extent by the advantages obtained from fine coatings. An additional dense barrier against corrosion is created, using coatings obtained from sol-gel. As an alternative for Cr-based conversion coatings, rare-earth elements-based ones are been increasingly investigated for Mg and its alloys due to being eco-friendly. Because of chemical inertness, low friction, and high hardness, diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings have exhibited the best protection for Mg and its alloys. In this review, we shed light on recent advancements in novel coatings for Mg alloys including hybrid, rare-earth conversion, composite polymeric (polymer composite is a multi-phase material in which reinforcing fillers are integrated with a polymer matrix), and DLC coatings.  

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Ghazanfari, H., Hasanizadeh, S., Eskandarinezhad, S., Hassani, S., Sheibani, M., Dordsheikh Torkamani, A., & Fakić, B. (2020). Recent progress in materials used towards corrosion protection of Mg and its alloys. Journal of Composites and Compounds, 2(5), 205-214.
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