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Magnesium Research Center

Currently, there is strong demand from the transportation industry for ways to reduce the weight of structural components, in order to reduce both energy consumption and CO2emissions. As magnesium is the lightest known structural metal, magnesium alloys are increasingly being used in a wide range of lightweight applications. The Magnesium Research Center at Kumamoto University (“MRC”), established in December 2011, has been extensively involved in a variety of magnesium-related research areas. These are included alloy design, casting metal formation, mechanical properties, corrosion, surface treatment, and recycling. This group has also developed an international magnesium research network, particularly involving countries in the East Asia region. MRC has three missions; 1) provide state-of-the-art research and education, 2) develop an international research network and 3) promote international joint research.

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