Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Special Issues on Magnesium Alloys

Edited by Waldemar Alfredo Monteiro

Nuclear and Energy Research Institute (Materials Science and Technology Center) / University of São Paulo

Magnesium is the lightest of all the metals and the sixth most abundant on Earth. Magnesium is ductile and the most machinable of all the metals. Magnesium alloy developments have traditionally been driven by requirements for lightweight materials to operate under increasingly demanding conditions (magnesium alloy castings, wrought products, powder metallurgy components, office equipment, nuclear applications, flares, sacrificial anodes for the protection of other metals, flash photography and tools). The biggest potential market for magnesium alloys is in the automotive industry. In recent years new magnesium alloys have demonstrated a superior corrosion resistance for aerospace and specialty applications. Considering the information above, special issues on magnesium alloys are exposed in this book: casting technology; surface modification of some special Mg alloys; protective carbon coatings on magnesium alloys; fatigue cracking behaviors of cast magnesium alloys and also, magnesium alloys biocompatibility as degradable implant materials.

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Special Issues on Magnesium AlloysEdited by Waldemar Alfredo Monteiro

Published: September 12th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/723

ISBN: 978-953-307-391-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6050-2

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

17291 Total Chapter Downloads

18 Crossref Citations

24 Web of Science Citations

29 Dimensions Citations


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1. Casting Technology and Quality Improvement of Magnesium Alloys

By By Hai Hao


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2. Surface Modification of Mg Alloys AZ31 and ZK60-1Y by High Current Pulsed Electron Beam

By Gao Bo, Hao Yi, Zhang Wenfeng and Tu Ganfeng


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3. Estimation of Carbon Coatings Manufactured on Magnesium Alloys

By Marcin Golabczak


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4. Fatigue Cracking Behaviors and Influence Factors of Cast Magnesium Alloys

By Xi-Shu Wang


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5. Biocompatible Magnesium Alloys as Degradable Implant Materials - Machining Induced Surface and Subsurface Properties and Implant Performance

By Berend Denkena, Arne Lucas, Fritz Thorey, Hazibullah Waizy, Nina Angrisani and Andrea Meyer-Lindenberg


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