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New Features on Magnesium Alloys

Edited by Waldemar Alfredo Monteiro

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

Magnesium alloys have been attractive to designers due to their low density (two thirds that of aluminium), the sixth most abundant on earth, is ductile and the most machinable of all the metals. This has been a major factor in the widespread use of magnesium alloy castings and wrought products, powder metallurgy components, sacrificial anodes for the protection of other metals, tools. The present book, "New Features on Magnesium Alloys", gives us an overview in some special areas of magnesium alloys concerning technological applications and eco-friendly requirements. Each chapter brings us a new facet relating to the magnesium alloy application: magnesium alloys quasicrystals used to magnesium alloys reinforcement; rare earth metals as alloying components in magnesium implants for orthopaedic applications; magnesium alloys surface treatment by applying physical vapor deposition processes; casting magnesium alloys subjected to laser treatment; ductility enhancement on special magnesium alloys; welding and joining processing of magnesium alloys; transport application of magnesium and its alloys.

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New Features on Magnesium AlloysEdited by Waldemar Alfredo Monteiro

Published: July 11th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2810

ISBN: 978-953-51-0668-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6219-3

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

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26 Crossref Citations

30 Web of Science Citations

46 Dimensions Citations


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1. Mg-Based Quasicrystals

By Zhifeng Wang and Weimin Zhao


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2. Investigation of the Structure and Properties of PVD and PACVD-Coated Magnesium Die Cast Alloys

By Tomasz Tański


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3. Technology Foresight Results Concerning Laser Surface Treatment of Casting Magnesium Alloys

By Anna Dobrzańska-Danikiewicz, Tomasz Tański, Szymon Malara and Justyna Domagała-Dubiel


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4. Rare Earth Metals as Alloying Components in Magnesium Implants for Orthopaedic Applications

By Nina Angrisani, Jan-Marten Seitz, Andrea Meyer-Lindenberg and Janin Reifenrath


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5. Thermal Stability and Mechanical Properties of Extruded Mg-Zn-Y Alloys with a Long-Period Stacking Order Phase and Plastic Deformation

By Masafumi Noda, Yoshihito Kawamura, Tsuyoshi Mayama and Kunio Funami


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6. Welding of Magnesium Alloys

By Parviz Asadi, Kamel Kazemi-Choobi and Amin Elhami


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7. Application of Magnesium Alloys in Transport

By W.A. Monteiro, S.J. Buso and L.V. da Silva


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