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Magnesium aluminum alloys

  1. Jun 25, 2007 #1
    How would one go about distingushing between magnesium alloys and aluminum alloys (physical characteristics)?
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  3. Jun 25, 2007 #2


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    One would do a chemical analysis - e.g. X-ray or emission spectroscopy to determine precise alloy composition.

    Other than that, one can look at strength (yield and ultimate), strength-to-weight ratio, elongation, thermal conductivity, corrosion behavior, toughness, . . .
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