Accession Number : AD0272683

Title :   MAGNESIUM-LITHIUM ALLOYS. A REVIEW OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO DEFENSE METALS INFORMATION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : FROST,P.D.

Report Date : 06 FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : 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. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LITHIUM ALLOYS, *MAGNESIUM ALLOYS, ALLOYS, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PHASE STUDIES, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, ZINC ALLOYS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE