Image icon  Metal matrix composite of magnesium and alumina fibres

 
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Description: The presence of the alumina fibres acts to inhibit the thermal expansion of the magnesium at temperatures up to 300°C. This is necessary in design situations where tolerances are critical.
Keywords: alumina • magnesia • metal matrix composite
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Metals & alloys > Magnesium & alloys
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
R J Mitchell, Department of Engineering, University of Leicester
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 05 March 2003
Date added: 21 August 2009
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Resource ID: 1760