Emerging Mechanisms for Enhanced Plasticity in Magnesium
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Publication Date: July 2020
Keywords: Advanced processing; characterization; fundamentals; magnesium; mechanical properties, plasticity
Scope: Inadequate ductility often hinders the application of magnesium alloys, which otherwise offer an excellent lightweight alternative for increasing energy efficiency. This special topic covers emerging methods that overcome this limitation. The scope is inherently multi-scale; ranging from fundamental mechanisms at the atomic/crystal defect level, up to large-scale production techniques. Optimizing mechanical properties via microstructure and crystallographic texture modification are considered; chemistry control and alloying, casting, powder-based strategies, as well as thermomechanical processing are addressed.