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Magnesium Alloys

Properties in Solid and Liquid States

Edited by Frank Czerwinski

Natural Resources Canada, Canada

Magnesium alloys with their unique physical and chemical properties are important candidates for many modern engineering applications. Their density, being the lowest of all structural metals, makes them the primary choice in global attempts aimed at reducing the weight of transportation vehicles. However, magnesium also creates challenges at certain stages of raw alloy melting, fabrication of net-shape components and their service. The first one is caused by very high affinity of magnesium to oxygen, which requires protective atmospheres increasing manufacturing cost and heavily contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. The second challenge relates to very high corrosivity of liquid magnesium towards materials it contacts. This imposes restrictions on the selection of materials used to contain, transfer or process molten magnesium during manufacturing operations. A mixture of unique benefits and serious challenges of magnesium alloys in solid and liquid states described here makes the book very useful for a broad audience of scientists and engineers from academia and industry.

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Magnesium AlloysProperties in Solid and Liquid StatesEdited by Frank Czerwinski

Published: November 5th 2014

DOI: 10.5772/58293

ISBN: 978-953-51-1728-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6366-4

Copyright year: 2014

Books open for chapter submissions

11946 Total Chapter Downloads

12 Crossref Citations

22 Web of Science Citations

37 Dimensions Citations


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1. Influence of Solute Atoms on Deformation Behaviour of Selected Magnesium Alloys

By Zuzanka Trojanová, Peter Palček, Pavel Lukáč and Zdeněk Drozd


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2. Texture, Microstructure, and Mechanical Properties of Calcium- Containing Flame-Resistant Magnesium Alloy Sheets Produced by Twin-Roll Casting and Sequential Warm Rolling

By Masafumi Noda, Tomomi Ito, Yoshio Gonda, Hisashi Mori and Kunio Funami


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3. Corrosion and Surface Treatment of Magnesium Alloys

By Henry Hu, Xueyuan Nie and Yueyu Ma


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4. Corrosion Protection of Magnesium Alloys in Industrial Solutions

By Amany Fekry


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5. Corrosion of Materials in Liquid Magnesium Alloys and Its Prevention

By Frank Czerwinski


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