New Magnesium Wrought Alloys

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. C. Jaschik,
  2. H. Haferkamp and
  3. M. Niemeyer

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch7

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

How to Cite

Jaschik, C., Haferkamp, H. and Niemeyer, M. (2000) New Magnesium Wrought Alloys, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch7

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Institut für Werkstofforschung, Max-Planck- Straße, D-21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. University of Hanover, Institut of Materials Science, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 SEP 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302826

Online ISBN: 9783527607556



  • magnesium alloys;
  • alloy development;
  • new magnesium wrought alloys


New magnesium wrought alloys with optimized zinc or lithium contents have to show here new possibilities. By using the alloying element lithium the ductility can be clearly increased. Zinc offers the possibility of age hardening and increases the yield strength to a large extent. On the basis of first test results new alloy developments can be presented.