MAGNESIUM-LITHIUM ALLOYS. A REVIEW OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH DEFENSE METALS INFORMATION CENTER
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A brief review is presented of progress in the development of Mg-Li- base alloys. By virtue of the Li, which has a specific gravity of 0.53, they have lower densities than any commercial Mg alloy. Li markedly improves the ductility and workability of magnesium. Since they have approximately the same modulus of elasticity as Mg alloys, about 6.5 million psi, the alloys have a high ratio of elastic modulus to weight, making possible rigid, light structures. No Mg-Li alloys are in commercial production.
- Metallurgy and Metallography