The science, technology, and applications of magnesium

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

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Abstract

The very low density and excellent castability of magnesium is leading to increased use in various applications, especially in automobiles, despite poor galvanic corrosion resistance and a higher cost than aluminum. Further expansion of the magnesium market should come from reduced cost, an increased design base, a better understanding of the scientific underpinning of magnesium alloys, improved protection systems, and the development of cost-affordable cast and wrought products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalJOM
Volume50
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)
  • Engineering (all)

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