Special Issue on Developments of Magnesium Alloys for Structural and Functional Applications

Deadline for manuscript submissions:  closed (31 October 2021)

Guest Editors

Dr. Yuanding Huang

Institute of Metallic Biomaterials, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Max-Planck-Straße 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

E-mail: yuanding.huang@hereon.de

Prof. Dr. Bin Jiang

National Engineering Research Center for Magnesium Alloys, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China

E-mail: jiangbinrong@cqu.edu.cn


Magnesium alloys have many advantages such as high specific strength, good castability, and high damping capacity, which are being considered as light weight structural materials for automobile and aeronautic applications. In this field, previous investigations were focused on how to improve their high temperature mechanical properties and how to improve their ambient ductility so that their industrial applications could be extended. Besides these structural applications, based on their poor corrosion resistance, magnesium alloys can also be developed as the degradable materials for functional applications. One recent innovative application of magnesium alloys is as biodegradable materials owing to their excellent biocompatibility and their close elastic modulus to that of natural bones. Other functional applications of magnesium alloys include that they can be developed as anode materials for batteries or as the hydrogen storage materials.

Considering the importance to extend the applications of magnesium alloys, this Special Issue will collect the papers reporting the current status of magnesium alloys’ application developments and future trends of their applications. The papers related with these aspects, especially with focus on the experimental and/or theoretical investigations to develop magnesium alloys for structural and functional applications, are welcome. The aim of this Special Issue is thus to provide the readers with some perspectives of the latest progresses in the developments and applications of magnesium alloys.

Manuscript submission information

The online submission site for this journal is located at https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/ijom. To ensure that your manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important for you to select ‘‘Developments of magnesium alloys for structural and functional applications” when you reach the “Type” step during the submission process.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under considerations for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts will be thoroughly evaluated through a double-blind peer-review process by at least two qualified reviewers. A guide for authors for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Submitted papers should be well formatted and written in good English.