Electrochemical behavior of anodized AA6063-T6 alloys affected by matrix structures

Yung Sen Huang, Teng Shih Shih, Chen En Wu

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AA 6063 alloys were cold-rolled (CR) either before or after solution treatment (S) and then different samples were artificially aged (T6) to obtain different samples (CRST6 and SCRT6). The highest dislocation density was observed in the SCRT6 sample which also showed the lowest particle count among the three samples; ST6, CRST6 and SCRT6. Subsequently, all samples were anodized in a 15 wt% sulfuric acid solution for different time spans to obtain anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) films. The anodized samples were further analyzed with X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) analysis. We determined that the constituent phases in the AAO film were composed of hydrated amorphous alumina, hydrated oxide (Al(OH) 3 ) and oxyhydroxide (AlOOH) phases together with some silicon-containing particles trapped in the films on all samples. In the electrochemical test, the silicon-containing particles and hydrated Al(OH) 3 oxide that existed at the electrolyte/film (e/f) interface were found to inversely influence the corrosion resistance of the anodized samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-418
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Surface Science
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • AlOOH
  • Anodic aluminum oxide film
  • Cold rolled
  • EIS
  • XPS


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