JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, vol.563, pp.180-185, 2013 (SCI-Expanded)
Electrochemical testing of laser treated bronze surface is carried out and corrosion resistance of the surface is assessed. Morphological and metallurgical changes in the laser treated layer are examined using scanning electron microscope, energy dispersive spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The pit sites formed at the surface are analyzed using scanning electron microscope. It is found that laser treatment improves the corrosion resistance of the treated surface. Fine grains are formed in the surface region of the laser treated layer, which are attributed to the large cooling rates from the surface. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.