Science News 2012 (English)

New Incombustible Alloy Triggers New Era for Magnesium

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Running Time : 5minutes

Publication Year(JFY) : 2012


Magnesium is one of the most abundant metal resources on Earth, but its highly flammable nature has limited its scope for use. So far, various non-combustible magnesium alloys have been developed for use in things like rail carriages, but Kumamoto University has successfully developed its KUMADAI incombustible magnesium alloy that is twice as strong as conventional magnesium alloys. Experimental research clarifies what it means for an alloy to be "incombustible".