Rare-Earth Conversion Coatings

Viswanathan S. Saji*

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The chapter provides an account of rare-earth element-based conversion coatings for magnesium and its alloys. Representative works on different rare-earth-based coatings including cerium, lanthanum, yttrium, samarium, neodymium, gadolinium and praseodymium are discussed, emphasizing the latest developments on composite conversion coatings. Morphology, structure and composition of rare-earth conversion coatings, their mechanism of formation and the effect of co-additives and post-treatments are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConversion Coatings for Magnesium and its Alloys
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030899769
ISBN (Print)9783030899752
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022

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  • Co-additive
  • Composite conversion coating
  • Corrosion
  • Magnesium
  • Rare-earth conversion coating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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