In situ observations of the filiform corrosion process of die-cast AZ91D magnesium alloy were carried out in 0.1 and 0.01 M NaCl solutions (pH 8.0) through a microscale polarization technique. The changes in morphology were observed in real-time using an optical microscope. Filiform corrosion proceeded in lamellar α + β structures adjacent to β phases and sometimes in the α phase grains. The β phases remained intact after filiform corrosion.
- Filiform corrosion
- Galvanostatic polarization
- Magnesium alloy
- Microscale polarization technique