This book is the first to provide readers insight into the science, characteristics, and applications of current and futuristic magnesium-based materials, with particular emphasis placed upon the properties of magnesium-based composites and the effects of different types (metallic, ceramic, interconnected and intermetallic) of reinforcements from micron length scale to nanometric length scale on the properties of the resultant composites. While many books and reviews have been written on magnesium-based materials and the technology of magnesium, there has not been a consolidated book on the properties of other futuristic magnesium-based materials, in particular magnesium-based composites that have been developed actively over the last 15 years. Since magnesium is the lightest of all structural metals, and due to its low density and high specific mechanical properties, it has become a popular material for applications in the automotive, aerospace, electronics and sports equipment industries.
Chapters will address processing technology, magnesium alloys, magnesium composites, and corrosion aspects of magnesium-based materials. Appendices will include a list of global magnesium suppliers and research groups that are studying magnesium-based processing, and should appeal to both academic and industrial readers. It includes a list of global magnesium manufacturers.
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March 01, 2011
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