Special Issue "Magnesium Technology"

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A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Manoj Gupta
Materials Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, 9 Engineering Drive 1, 117576 Singapore
Website: http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/EResnews/0011/rd/rd_8.html
E-Mail: mpegm@nus.edu.sg
Phone: +65 6516 6358
Fax: +65 67791459
Interests: microwave processing; solidification processing; powder processing; light weight materials (aluminum and magnesium); composites/nanocomposites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Magnesium is the metal for the 21st century. Mg-alloys are being considered as one of the most versatile material choices amongst the structural materials that exhibit both energy efficiency and environmental benefits. Mg-based materials (alloys and composites) have enormous and unlimited potential to replace aluminium, steel and structural plastics in diverse industrial and commercial sectors such as automotive, aviation, defense, biomedical, sporting equipments, consumer electronics, etc. To support such huge demands, the need for the day is to improve manufacturing technologies, and R&D of new Mg-based materials with superior properties.

Recently, magnesium technology has taken a great leap towards catering to futuristic applications with the advent of high performance Mg-based materials such as Mg-nanocomposites and Mg-nanocrystalline/bulk amorphous materials (Mg-BMG), which are produced using unique processing methods. In these new materials, exceptional properties have been achieved that otherwise would have been unattainable in conventional alloys.  Concerted research efforts are being made to understand their material characteristics under various loading/operating conditions using advanced characterization tools.

The aim of this Special Issue on ‘Magnesium Technology’ is to present the state-of-the-art research trends that highlight the advancement in Mg-materials processing, novel Mg-based materials development, insight into deformation processes using experimental investigations and theoretical simulation/modeling.  Contributions related to advantage of Mg-materials in terms of recyclability/fuel/cost/energy savings and application specific research works are encouraged.

Dr. Manoj Gupta
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • Mg-Alloy Development
  • Mg-based micro/nano composites, nano/quasi-crystalline/amorphous materials
  • Processing Technology (solid/liquid-state processes, physical metallurgy, joining, machining)
  • Microstructural evolution, physical, mechanical, thermal, chemical properties
  • Deformation processes and mechanisms
  • Numerical simulation and atomistic modeling
  • Environmental (greenhouse gas emissions/recyclability/fuel/energy/cost savings)
  • Applications (automotive, aviation, consumer electronics, sports, bio-medical, etc.)

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p. 411-440
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Metals 2012, 2(4), 411-440; doi:10.3390/met2040411
Received: 22 June 2012; in revised form: 24 October 2012 / Accepted: 24 October 2012 / Published: 13 November 2012
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p. 377-398
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Metals 2012, 2(3), 377-398; doi:10.3390/met2030377
Received: 2 July 2012; in revised form: 20 August 2012 / Accepted: 21 August 2012 / Published: 14 September 2012
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p. 329-343
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Metals 2012, 2(3), 329-343; doi:10.3390/met2030329
Received: 1 June 2012; in revised form: 14 August 2012 / Accepted: 15 August 2012 / Published: 31 August 2012
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p. 313-328
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Metals 2012, 2(3), 313-328; doi:10.3390/met2030313
Received: 28 May 2012; in revised form: 10 July 2012 / Accepted: 17 August 2012 / Published: 29 August 2012
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p. 292-312
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Metals 2012, 2(3), 292-312; doi:10.3390/met2030292
Received: 25 June 2012; in revised form: 27 July 2012 / Accepted: 6 August 2012 / Published: 23 August 2012
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p. 274-291
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Metals 2012, 2(3), 274-291; doi:10.3390/met2030274
Received: 26 April 2012; in revised form: 6 August 2012 / Accepted: 10 August 2012 / Published: 17 August 2012
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p. 253-257
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Metals 2012, 2(3), 253-257; doi:10.3390/met2030253
Received: 30 May 2012; in revised form: 5 July 2012 / Accepted: 16 July 2012 / Published: 25 July 2012
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p. 238-252
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Metals 2012, 2(3), 238-252; doi:10.3390/met2030238
Received: 1 June 2012; in revised form: 29 June 2012 / Accepted: 3 July 2012 / Published: 24 July 2012
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p. 219-228
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Metals 2012, 2(3), 219-228; doi:10.3390/met2030219
Received: 27 May 2012; in revised form: 13 June 2012 / Accepted: 14 June 2012 / Published: 25 June 2012
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p. 178-194
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Metals 2012, 2(2), 178-194; doi:10.3390/met2020178
Received: 14 May 2012; in revised form: 4 June 2012 / Accepted: 6 June 2012 / Published: 11 June 2012
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p. 143-169
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Metals 2012, 2(2), 143-169; doi:10.3390/met2020143
Received: 12 April 2012; in revised form: 25 May 2012 / Accepted: 29 May 2012 / Published: 7 June 2012
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