physica status solidi (a)
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Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Sabine Bahrs (Deputy Editor)
Online ISSN: 1862-6319
The Strength of Concentrated Mg–Zn Solid Solutions
The cover picture of this issue of phys. stat. sol. (a) shows a colourful micrograph of the polished surface of a Mg–Zn alloy containing 0.4 at% Zn. The grain structure is very regular and on the order of 40 μm. The figure is taken from Ref.  in which strengthening effects in these alloys depending on the Zn content and grain refinement with Zr are investigated. This paper has been selected as Editor's Choice for the present journal issue.Carlos H. Cáceres is a Senior Lecturer in Casting Technology at the University of Queensland and works on mechanical properties of magnesium and aluminium alloys as well as metal-matrix-composites.