Microstructure, Texture, Properties of Mg Alloy and Its Application
As the lightest metal structural material, magnesium alloys have in recent years been of interest to the automotive, aerospace, and 3C electronics industries, as well as for home appliances and biodegradable devices, owing to their low density (1.78 g/cm3), high specific strength, high specific stiffness, good electromagnetic shielding and thermal conductivity, excellent biocompatibility, etc. Thus, Mg alloys are regarded as having the potential to become the most widely used green structure materials in the 21st century. However, due to the special close-packed hexagonal (hcp) crystal structure of Mg alloys, a typical basal rolled or extruded texture is always generated, which results in poor mechanical properties. Mg alloys’ strength is relatively low, their plasticity and formability at low temperatures are unsatisfactory, and their corrosion resistance is poor, which limit their applications. Thus, identifying how to improve the properties of Mg alloys is urgent if we want to promote their large-scale use in industries. These properties have been proven to be related to Mg alloys’ microstructures (composition, texture, grain size, second phases, etc.), and many methods have been developed to achieve the goal of improving these properties, such as alloy design, plastic deformation, powder metallurgy, etc. to control the microstructures and thus modify the mechanical properties and surface treatment such as coating to improve corrosion resistance. Additionally, new technologies are being developed at the same time. This topic aims to publish the latest high-quality research results on Mg alloys, including Mg-based composites. Short communications, reviews, as well as regular-length original articles are acceptable. All items related to Mg alloy design, microstructure and texture modification, casting and processing technologies, heat treatment, deformation mechanisms, corrosion behaviors, surface treatment, etc., and applications are welcomed.
Dr. Kwang Seon Shin
Dr. Lifei Wang
- magnesium alloys
- alloy design
- plastic deformation
- heat treatment
- surface treatment
- corrosion resistance
- mechanical properties
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