Leontis, Thomas E. Magnesium Research Center, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Magnesium-zinc-zircon alloys
- Rare-earth and thorium alloy ingredients
- Magnesium-yttrium alloys
- Alloy preparation
- Related Primary Literature
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A solid solution of magnesium and aluminum, zinc, manganese, silicon, zirconium, rare-earth metals, thorium, or yttrium. The specific gravity of magnesium alloys ranges from 1.74 to 1.83. This low specific gravity has led to a great many structural applications in the aircraft, transportation, materials-handling, and portable-tool and -equipment industries. Extremely light-weight alloys of magnesium with lithium are finding use in aerospace applications. Magnesium-lithium alloys can be as light as 1.14–1.6 g/cm3. See also: Magnesium
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