Hardened magnesium cuts energy costs

Magnesium alloys are being used increasingly in engineering applications because of their relatively low density, which means lower energy consumption. Katsuyoshi Kondoh, Ritsuko Tsuzuki, and Eiji Yuasa of the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, investigated the effects of adding Mg2Si dispersoids to magnesium alloys and observed a significant improvement in wear resistance and tribological properties, and reduce friction between the alloy surface and other materials.