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, Volume 50, Issue 9, pp 30–34 | Cite as

The science, technology, and applications of magnesium

  • F. H. Froes
  • D. Eliezer
  • E. Aghion
Overview Light Metals

Abstract

The very low density and excellent castability of magnesium is leading to increased use in various applications, especially in automobiles, despite poor galvanic corrosion resistance and a higher cost than aluminum. Further expansion of the magnesium market should come from reduced cost, an increased design base, a better understanding of the scientific underpinning of magnesium alloys, improved protection systems, and the development of cost-affordable cast and wrought products.

Keywords

Magnesium Alloy Ductile Iron Sulfur Hexafluoride Excellent Castability Scientific Underpinning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. H. Froes
    • 1
  • D. Eliezer
  • E. Aghion
  1. 1.Institute for Materials and Advanced ProcessesUniversity of IdahoMoscow

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