Magnesium-based alloys containing rare-earth metals are important structural materials, as they combine low density with high-strength properties. This makes them particularly attractive for industry, especially in cases where the low weight of constructions is critical, as in aircraft and space apparatus construction. One of the remarkable features of alloys is the significant difference made by individual rare-earth metals when they are added to magnesium. This second edition of Magnesium Alloys Containing Rare-Earth Metals: Structure and Properties describes the constitution and properties of magnesium-based alloys containing rare-earth metals. It presents the dependence of their characteristics on their atomic number and place in the periodic table and discusses new ideas for rare-earth metals as alloying additives to magnesium. This volume consists mainly of research from Russian scientists but also contains western literature making it a valuable reference tool for students, researchers and professionals in materials science and metallurgy.
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Preface. Introduction. Physico-Chemical Interaction Between Magnesium and Rare-earth Metals. Decomposition of the Supersaturated Solid Solutions in Mg-RE Alloys. Peculiarities of the Plastic Deformation and Recrystallization in Mg-RE Alloys. Effect or Rare-earth Metals on Mechanical and Some Other Properties of Magnesium. Commercial Magnesium Alloys with Rare-earth Metals, Their Compositions and Properties. Conclusion. References. Subject. Index.