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Keynote Lecture

Advanced Magnesium Technology: New Alloys, Optimized Processes, Nanocomposites and Sustainable Corrosion Protection Concepts

Tuesday (05.11.2019)
15:00 - 15:40
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Since the end of the last millennium, Mg alloys have become increasingly popular in applications in the automotive, consumer, computer and communications (3C) industries. Their favorable property profile - high specific strength, good machinability, recyclability - supports the variety of applications. However, the full potential of Mg as a structural material has not yet been achieved. Although magnesium alloys have been in use for almost a hundred years, knowledge of Mg alloys is still insufficient compared to other metallic materials such as steel or aluminum. New alloys, technologies and advanced developments are driving competition to replace traditional materials. However, the introduction of new alloys and advanced processes always has to cope with obstacles and obstacles. New applications such as degradable implants or anodes for batteries require a tailor-made design of the microstructure and functionalization of the surface for complex environments and functionalities. The presentation gives an overview of the state of development for selected application fields and discusses potentials and problems with the implementation in the market.

Prof. Dr. Karl Ulrich Kainer
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht