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Title: Tracer study of oxygen and hydrogen uptake by Mg alloys in air with water vapor

We studied the pure oxidation of Mg, Mg–3Al–1Zn (AZ31B), and Mg–1Zn–0.25Zr–<0.5Nd (ZE10A) at 85 °C in humid air using sequential exposures with H218O and D216O for water vapor. Incorporation of 18O in the hydroxide/oxide films indicated that oxygen from water vapor participated in the reaction. Moreover, penetration of hydrogen into the underlying metal was observed, particularly for the Zr- and Nd-containing ZE10A. Isotopic tracer profiles suggested a complex mixed inward/outward film growth mechanism.
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Canada)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Central Metallurgical Research and Development Inst., Cairo (Egypt)
  4. Magnesium Elektron North America, Madison, IL (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scripta Materialia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 106; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6462
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Magnesium alloys; Oxidation; Hydrogen diffusion; Secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS); Water vapor