TY - CHAP A1 - Stephen Abela ED1 - Frank Czerwinski Y1 - 2011-01-14 PY - 2011 T1 - Protective Coatings for 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. 10 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/14100 DO - 10.5772/14100 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-20 ER -