Waldemar Alfredo Monteiro

Professor and researcherPresbyterian Mackenzie UniversityBrazil

Bachelor and teacher of Physics, MSc (Solid State Physics), DSc (Nuclear Technology) at University of São Paulo, Brazil. Materials Engineering Specialty (Brazilian Physical Researches Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Physical Metallurgy Specialty (Max Planck Institut für Metallkunde, Stuttgart, MPI, Germany). His expertise areas are Physical Metallurgy, Powder Metallurgy and Materials Characterization (Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Techniques). He is a productivity fellowship researcher (CNPq - Brazil). He is the senior researcher in metallic materials at Nuclear and Energetic Research Institute, São Paulo, Brazil. Professor (graduate course) on Materials Characterization (Electron microscopy techniques and microanalysis). Researcher and lecturer (undergraduate and graduate courses) at Presbyterian Mackenzie University (São Paulo, Brazil). He published 2 book chapters and 140 articles (scientific journal or congress proceedings). The academic advisories include 25 scientific initiates (under graduate student), 20 MSc and 14 DrSc.

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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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