Environmental behavior of magnesium and magnesium alloys

H. Alves, U. Koster, E. Aghion, D. Eliezer

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Magnesium (Mg) alloys are of growing interest as structural materials in the automotive, aerospace and electronic industries. This review focuses on the environmental deterioration of Mg and its alloys by oxidation, corrosion and stress corrosion cracking. Commonly used structural Mg alloys as well as new alloys that are being developed in order to improve properties are included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-126
Number of pages17
JournalMaterials Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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