58. Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. E. Ghali

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch58

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Ghali, E. (2011) Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch58

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Laval University, Québec, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • magnesium and magnesium alloys - corrosion resistance of magnesium and its alloys, dependent on film formation in medium exposed to;
  • galvanic corrosion of magnesium alloys - poor alloy quality due to levels of heavy metal, flux contamination and poor design assembly practices;
  • stress corrosion cracking, pure magnesium - not susceptible to SCC, Mg[BOND]Zn alloys with intermediate susceptibility


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Production and fabrication of magnesium

  • Corrosion forms and types

  • Corrosion characteristics of magnesium alloy systems

  • Rapid solidification

  • Magnesium finishing

  • References