Magnesium science, technology and applications

D. Eliezer, E. Aghion, F. H. Froes

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Abstract

The science, technology and applications of magnesium alloys are reviewed. The very low density of magnesium in combination with excellent castability is leading to increased use, despite poor galvanic corrosion resistance and a higher cost than aluminum, especially in automotive applications. Even further expansion of the magnesium market should come from an expanded design base, a better understanding of the scientific `underpinning' of magnesium alloys, and development of cost-affordable cast and wrought products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-212
Number of pages12
JournalAdvanced Performance Materials
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science

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