Special Issue "Corrosion of Magnesium Alloys"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
Prof. Raman Singh
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
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Interests: role of nano-/microstructure in corrosion/oxidation; stress corrosion cracking; graphene: a disruptive approach to corrosion mitigation and other applications; materials degradation in civil engineering applications and their advanced mitigation; environment-assisted degradation in various industrial systems; corrosion and assisted-cracking of magnesium alloys; failure analysis of metallic industrial components, surface and sub-surface characterization of corrosion; role of nano-/microstructure in materials/corrosion; microbiologically-induced corrosion and cracking
Magnesium alloys, given their high strength-to-weight ratio, are very attractive materials for applications, such as aerospace and automotive components. They have also been used as nuclear fuel cladding. However, magnesium alloys have not found widespread application, particularly in the corrosive environment, because of their unacceptably rapid corrosions. Thus, there is a great commercial value in finding measures for durable corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys. It may be intriguing that, because of the susceptibility of magnesium to corrosion, and the corrosion products of magnesium being non-toxic, there has been recent and increasing interest in these alloys for manufacturing biodegradable temporary implants (e.g., plates, screws, wires, etc.). A success in use of magnesium alloy implants could, altogether, avoid the need of a second surgery that is required when temporary implants are constructed out of traditional materials, such as titanium alloys. With this background of such advanced, as well as traditional, interest in mechanism and mitigation of corrosion of magnesium alloys, this Special Issue invites contributions from academia, researchers, industry professionals and engineers on the following aspects:
• Corrosion mechanics of magnesium alloys
• Measures for mitigation of corrosion of magnesium alloys
• Corrosion-assisted fracture of magnesium alloys
• Application of magnesium alloys including in novel fields, such as bioimplants
Prof. Singh Raman
Dr. Vijayaraghavan Venkatesh
Dr. Vinod Kumar
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- Magnesium alloy
- Stress corrosion cracking
- Corrosion fatigue