Tribological properties of magnesium matrix composite alloys dispersed with Mg2Si particles
The use of magnesium alloys in engineering applications is becoming increasingly important as a relatively low density allows savings in energy consumption and therefore reduction in air pollution.
An associated reduction in inertia also makes these alloys potential candidates for friction components. Magnesium alloys, however, have low wear resistance and low hardness and sticking or seizure phenomena easily occur with the counter materials such as steel, copper and aluminum alloys.
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