Following the description of any new product being 'lightweight' is highly likely that you will find magnesium (mg) alloys listed as part of the fundamental materials, both laptops and digital cameras being prime examples. The popularity of magnesium alloys is rapidly advancing with applications now being championed in biomaterials.
Corrosion of magnesium alloys from Woodhead Publishing provides a comprehensive account of the corrosion of magnesium alloys incorporating both the performance and mechanism of mg alloys in conventional environments as well as behaviour in special media such as engine coolants. Activity and passivity principles of mg and its alloys are assessed outlining improvements and promising avenues of passive behaviour.
Separate consideration is made of metallurgical effects in relation to corrosion with an exploration of corrosion of innovative mg alloys including recycled alloys. Environmental influences are also further explored featuring atmospheric corrosion and stress corrosion cracking incurred during field exposure. Important principles for corrosion protection are presented from aluminium electrodeposition to electrophoretic coatings and anodisation.
With its distinguished editor and team of contributors, this book is an invaluable resource for metallurgists, engineers and designers working with magnesium and its alloys, as well as professionals in the aerospace and automotive industries.