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Electron-Donor and -Acceptor Agents Responsible for Surface Modification Optimizing Electrochemical Performance

Electron-Donor and -Acceptor Agents Responsible for Surface Modification Optimizing Electrochemical Performance
Hae Woong Yang, Young Gun Ko, Muhammad Prisla Kamil, Wail Al Zoubi
The electrochemical roles of electron-donor and -acceptor agents in surface reforming of magnesium alloy were investigated via plasma electrolysis. The surface modification was performed in an aluminate-based electrolyte, having urea and hydrazine with inherent molecular structures, which might act as electron acceptor and donor during plasma-assisted electrochemical reaction. The presence of hydrazine working as donor would promote the formation of magnesium aluminates in the oxide layer, resulting in superior compactness of the oxide layer to that when urea was used as the working as acceptor since the precipitation of MgCO3 was favored in the electrolyte with urea. The thickness of the oxide layer formed by a combination of urea and hydrazine was higher than urea, while the porosity was higher than hydrazine. The electrochemical performance was enhanced in the order of hydrazine, urea and hydrazine combined, and urea, which was discussed on the basis of impedance interpretation.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b05773

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b05773

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