Dey, A and Umarani, R and Thota, H K and Rajendra, A and Sharma, A and Bandyopadhyay, P and Mukhopadhyay, Anoop Kumar (2014) Nanoindentation study of MAO coatings developed by dual electrolytes. Surface Engineering, 30 (12). pp. 905-912. ISSN 0267-0844

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The micro arc oxidation (MAO) process is one of the most industrially accepted, prospective methods to design and develop microstruturally integrated, intrinsically generated oxide/ceramic coating over Mg alloys. Here we report, the surface engineering of AZ31 Mg alloy to form MAO coatings by silicate and phosphate based electrolytes. The microstructural examinations of the MAO coatings were carried out by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive Xray (EDX) analysis. Further, the nanoindentation studies revealed that the MAO coatings had nanohardness (H) and Young's modulus (E) values as high as about 3-7 times and 1.5-2.5 times those of the as received AZ31 Mg alloy respectively. Both H and E values gradually increased from virgin Mg substrate end to the surface coating end. Further, sealing by hot water did not affect the H and E values of the MAO coatings.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2015 10:44
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 18:28

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