New hot rolled Mg-4Li-1Ca alloy: A potential candidate for automotive and biodegradable implant applications

Y. Estrin, S. S. Nene, B. P. Kashyap, N. Prabhu, T. Al-Samman

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Magnesium alloys have come to the fore as attractive lightweight structural materials owing to their high specific strength, whilst some of them are considered for bioresorbable implant applications. A new Mg-4Li-1Ca (LX41) alloy, processed by two-step rolling followed by annealing, showed extraordinary properties outperforming the existing Mg alloys in terms of specific strength, strain hardening ability, ductility, and cytocompatibility. The record-breaking superiority in mechanical properties combined with cytocompatibility qualifies the alloy for applications in lightweight engineering structures and bone implants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-256
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Letters
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2016


  • Mg-4Li-1Ca alloy
  • Two step rolling
  • Strain hardening ability
  • Grain boundaries
  • Cytocompatibility

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