Magnesium based nanocomposites are new lightweight and high-performance materials for potential applications in automotive, aerospace, space, electronics, sports and biomedical sectors primarily due to their lower density when compared to aluminum-based materials and steels. Synthesis of magnesium-based materials is relatively challenging and accordingly this chapter explicitly provides an insight into various techniques hitherto devised/adopted by various researcher for synthesizing magnesium based nano-composites (MMNCs). Overall processing of MMNCs often includes combination of primary and secondary processing. Primary processing fundamentally leads to the initial formulation and creation of MMNC ingots by solid, semi-solid or liquid state processing routes. This is followed by secondary processing that includes plastic deformation or severe plastic deformation to alleviate inhomogeneity, clustering of particles and fabrication defects to enhance the properties of the MMNCs. This chapter provides an insight into different fabrication methodologies, their benefits and limitations for MMNCs.
Part of the book: Magnesium