Magnesium research trend in Japan

Shigeharu Kamado, Junichi Koike, Katsuyoshi Kondoh, Yoshihito Kawamura

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Different aspects of magnesium research and applications in Japan are described. The paper gives a general overview of the expanding development and industrial applications of magnesium alloys and related technologies. Furthermore, research efforts aimed at increasing the future applications of magnesium alloys, particularly in the electronics and automobile industries are presented. The research trend shows that industrial applications of magnesium alloys, which have gained momentum in recent times, have a bright future in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-34
Number of pages14
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Issue numberI
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventProceedings of the Second Osaka International Conference on Platform Science and Technology for Advanced Magnesium Alloys 2003 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2003 Jan 262003 Jan 30


  • Continuous casting
  • Deformation behavior
  • Diecasting alloy
  • Heat resistance
  • High ductility
  • High strength alloy
  • Magnesium alloy
  • Solid-state recycling process
  • Superplasticity
  • Surface modification
  • Wrought alloy


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