The Research and Developments of Wrought Magnesium Alloy
YU Kun, LI Wen-xian, LI Song-rui (Development of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China)
The properties and characters of wrought magnesium alloy were reviewed. The theory of alloy for- mation and the effects of alloying elements were discussed. And the new techniques to produce wrought mag- nesium alloys, such as rapid solidfication technique, were introduced. The application of the wrought magne- sium alloy shows that it will be a hopeful and important commercial light structural material in the 21st cen- tury.