Editorial for special issue on developments of magnesium alloys for structural and functional applications


Magnesium (Mg) is one of the most plentiful elements in the Earth’s crust and seawater. It possesses low density, high specific strength, high standard potential, and good biocom- patibility. In addition, magnesium hydride shows the highest energy density of all reversible metallic hydrides applicable for hydrogen storage. These unique features make Mg and its alloys a class of very promising material for structural and functional applications pertaining to aerospace, transporta- tion, and biomedical and energy sectors. Wide applications of Mg alloys are thus deemed to significantly contribute to the ever-increasing environmental problems and energy chal- lenges in the worldwide. [...]
QR Code: Link to publication