TY - CHAP A1 - Teng-Shih Shih A2 - Jyun-Bo Liu A3 - Pai-Sheng Wei ED1 - Frank Czerwinski Y1 - 2011-01-14 PY - 2011 T1 - Thermally-Formed Oxide on Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys N2 - A resistance of magnesium alloys to surface degradation is paramount for their applications in automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics and general-purpose markets. An emphasis of this book is on oxidation, corrosion and surface modifications, designed to enhance the alloy surface stability. It covers a nature of oxides grown at elevated temperatures and oxidation characteristics of selected alloys along with elements of general and electrochemical corrosion. Medical applications are considered that explore bio-compatibility of magnesium alloys. Also techniques of surface modifications, designed to improve not only corrosion resistance but also corrosion fatigue, wear and other behaviors, are described. The book represents a valuable resource for scientists and engineers from academia and industry. BT - Magnesium Alloys SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/13262 DO - 10.5772/13262 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-29 ER -