Corrosion behavior of age hardening aluminum alloys produced by high-energy ball milling

Ozdemir F., Witharamage C. S., Darwish A. A., OKUYUCU H., Gupta R. K.

Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol.900, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 900
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.163488
  • Journal Name: Journal of Alloys and Compounds
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Public Affairs Index, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Age hardening, Aluminum alloys, High-energy ball milling, Nanocrystalline alloys, Pitting corrosion
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 Elsevier B.V.The influence of high energy-ball milling (HEBM) on corrosion and hardness of age hardening aluminum alloys was investigated. Nanocrystalline age hardening (AA2024, AA6061 and AA7075) alloys were produced by HEBM of pre-alloyed powder and subsequent cold compaction under uniaxial pressure of 3 GPa. Cyclic potentiodynamic polarization and immersion tests were conducted in 0.6 M NaCl solution which revealed significantly increased pitting and protection potentials in the HEBM alloys compared to wrought alloys of same composition. X-ray diffraction analysis and transmission electron microscopy indicated grain refinement below 100 nm in the ball milled alloys which was the major strengthening mechanism in the age hardening HEBM alloys. The superior corrosion resistance and hardness of the age hardening ball milled alloys were attributed to nanocrystalline structure, extended solid solubility and homogenous microstructure- free from coarse intermetallic phases.