1. Introduction to Magnesium

  1. Manoj Gupta and
  2. Nai Mui Ling Sharon

Published Online: 15 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470905098.ch1

Magnesium, Magnesium Alloys, and Magnesium Composites

Magnesium, Magnesium Alloys, and Magnesium Composites

How to Cite

Gupta, M. and Sharon, N. M. L. (2011) Introduction to Magnesium, in Magnesium, Magnesium Alloys, and Magnesium Composites, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470905098.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 3 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470494172

Online ISBN: 9780470905098

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Keywords:

  • magnesium, as an energy-efficient material - replacing steel, aluminum alloys and some plastic-based materials;
  • pure magnesium characteristics - atomic properties and crystal structure;
  • magnesium and applications - automotive, aerospace, medical and sports applications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Characteristics of Pure Magnesium

  • Applications

  • Summary

  • References