Waldemar Alfredo Monteiro

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

Physicist, MSc (Solid State Physics), DSc (Nuclear Technology) at the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil. He is a Senior Researcher on Materials Science and Technology Center at IPEN (Nuclear and Energy Research Institute). Also, he is a lecturer and scientific advisor (MSc and DSc) on graduate course on IPEN – USP. His expertise areas are physical metallurgy, powder metallurgy, nuclear technology (materials), materials characterization (optical and electron microscopy; microanalysis techniques). He has published more than 160 articles (scientific journals and congress proceedings), chapters and books in the material sciences area. The academic advisories include 56 scientific initiations (undergraduate students), 30 Masters of Sciences and 16 Doctors of Sciences.

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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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