Materials Science » Metals and Nonmetals

Magnesium Alloys - Corrosion and Surface Treatments

Edited by Frank Czerwinski, ISBN 978-953-307-972-1, 344 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 14, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1427

A resistance of magnesium alloys to surface degradation is paramount for their applications in automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics and general-purpose markets. An emphasis of this book is on oxidation, corrosion and surface modifications, designed to enhance the alloy surface stability. It covers a nature of oxides grown at elevated temperatures and oxidation characteristics of selected alloys along with elements of general and electrochemical corrosion. Medical applications are considered that explore bio-compatibility of magnesium alloys. Also techniques of surface modifications, designed to improve not only corrosion resistance but also corrosion fatigue, wear and other behaviors, are described. The book represents a valuable resource for scientists and engineers from academia and industry.