Super-formable magnesium and its alloys at room temperature

Project: Research

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Project Description

This project aims to reveal the origin of a new phenomenon that we recently discovered: intrinsically brittle magnesium becomes super-formable even at room temperature and without alloying. It will use state-of-the-art atomic-scale characterization, combined with computation, to determine the mechanisms underlying the phenomenon, and to explore some as yet uncharted dilute alloy composition territories for unprecedented formability. Expected outcomes are likely to form the scientific basis and a new pathway for designing and developing a new generation of wrought magnesium alloys.
Effective start/end date1/06/2031/05/24