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New hot rolled Mg-4Li-1Ca alloy: A potential candidate for automotive and biodegradable implant applications
Y. Estrin, , , N. Prabhu, T. Al-Samman
Published in Elsevier B.V.
Volume: 173
Pages: 252 - 256
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. © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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