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International Journal of Corrosion
Volume 2010, Article ID 934867, 5 pages
Research Article

Effect of Magnesium Hydride on the Corrosion Behavior of Pure Magnesium in 0.1 M NaCl Solution

State Key Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Science, Shenyang 110016, China

Received 2 November 2009; Revised 30 January 2010; Accepted 5 February 2010

Academic Editor: S. Feliu Jr.

Copyright © 2010 Shanna Xu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The effect of magnesium hydride on the corrosion behavior of pure magnesium in 0.1 M NaCl solution was investigated using the gas collection method, potentiostatic current decay test, and in situ Raman spectrum. The formation of magnesium hydride (Mg, ) was observed at the cathodic region. Applying anodic potential leads to decomposition of magnesium hydride. Magnesium hydride plays an important role on the negative difference effect (NDE) in both the cathodic and anodic regions.