13. Russian Ultralight Constructional Mg–Li Alloys. Their Structure, Properties, Manufacturing, Applications

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. Fedor M. Elkin and
  2. Valentin G. Davydov

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch13

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

How to Cite

Elkin, F. M. and Davydov, V. G. (2003) Russian Ultralight Constructional Mg–Li Alloys. Their Structure, Properties, Manufacturing, Applications, in Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603565.ch13

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. All-Russia Institute of Light Alloys, Moscow, Russia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309757

Online ISBN: 9783527603565

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Keywords:

  • Russian ultralight constructional Mg–Li alloys;
  • structure;
  • properties;
  • manufacturing;
  • applications

Summary

The Mg–Li alloys are the ultralightweight constructional metallic materials having the 1.35–1.65 g · cm−3 density, that 1.5–2.0 times less than that of aluminium alloys. These density meanings are similar to constructional plastic density. The second principal advantage of the Mg–Li alloys is the fact that they have high ductility. It is caused by the isotropic body-centered cubic (bcc) lattice of them instead of hardly deformed at ambient temperatures and anisotropy hexagonal close-packed (hcp) lattice of traditional magnesium alloys.