An anticorrosive magnesium/carbon nanotube composite

M. Endo, T. Hayashi, I. Itoh, Y. A. Kim, D. Shimamoto, H. Muramatsu, Y. Shimizu, S. Morimoto, M. Terrones, S. Iinou, S. Koide

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Here, we report a drastically improved anticorrosive characteristic of magnesium alloy composites with the introduction of multiwalled carbon nanotubes. Highly depressed corrosion of nanotube-filled magnesium composite in salt water is due to the formation of stable oxide films along the grain boundaries of magnesium. Our results indicate that carbon nanotube acted as effective multifunctional filler to improve both mechanical and anticorrosive performances of magnesium alloy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number063105
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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