Mg-1.6Gd binary alloy was subjected to uniaxial warm rolling at a unidirectional and cross-sectional with a reduction ratio of 95% in order to observe the relationship between its microstructural changes to the degradation behavior. The warm rolling was performed at a temperature range of its recrystallization temperature, which were 400°C and 560°C, and a feed rate of 10 mm/min. Degradation behaviors of Mg-1.6Gd binary alloy was evaluated by means of potentiodynamic polarization and hydrogen evolution test in modified Kokubo’s SBF solution at temperature of 37 ± 1ºC. The lowest corrosion rate of 0.126 mm/year derived from potentiodynamic polarization test was showed by unidirectional-rolled specimen at temperature of 560 °C. Hydrogen evolution test results showed the lowest hydrogen gas formed during 24 hours of immersion was found on unidirectional-rolled specimen at temperature of 560°C with a rate of 0.268 cc/cm2/hours. While cross rolled specimens showed a high corrosion and hydrogen evolution rate of 20 mm/year and 0.28 cc/cm2/hours.
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