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Magnesium Research Center

Currently, there is a strong demand in the transportation industry for ways to reduce the weight of structural components, in order to reduce both energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Magnesium is the lightest known structural metal and magnesium alloys are increasingly being used in a wide range of applications for both structural and functional benefits. The Magnesium Research Center at Kumamoto University (“MRC”), established in December 2011, has been engaged in and dedicated to a variety of magnesium-related research areas. They include alloy design, casting metal formation, mechanical properties, corrosion, surface treatment, and recycling. MRC has also developed an international magnesium research network, particularly involving countries in the East Asia region. MRC has three missions: 1) to provide state-of-the-art research and education, 2) to develop an international research network, and 3) to promote international joint research.

URL: http://www.mrc.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/
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