Advances in Materials Science and Engineering has retracted the article titled “Enhancing Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of AZ31-MWCNT Nanocomposites through Mechanical Alloying” [1]. The corresponding author apologizes and the authors agree with retraction. The article was found to contain a substantial amount of material, without citation, from the following published articles:

Figures and Text(i)Wording in the section “3.1. Microstructure Analysis” and Figure were from Hiroyuki Fukuda, Katsuyoshi Kondoh, Junko Umeda, Bunshi Fugetsu: Interfacial analysis between Mg matrix and carbon nanotubes in Mg–6 wt.% Al alloy matrix composites reinforced with carbon nanotubes. Composites Science and Technology 2011, Vol. 71(5): 705–709. DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2011.01.015(ii)Wording in the section “3.1. Microstructure Analysis” and Figure were from M.S. Senthil Saravanan, S.P. Kumaresh Babu, K. Sivaprasad: Mechanically Alloyed Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) Reinforced Nanocrystalline AA 4032: Synthesis and Characterization. Journal of Minerals & Materials Characterization & Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 11, pp. –1035, 2010

Text(iii)C S Goh, J Wei, L C Lee and M Gupta: Development of novel carbon nanotube reinforced magnesium nanocomposites using the powder metallurgy technique. Nanotechnology, Volume 17, Number 1. Published 25 November 2005 (cited in the background, but not in the section “3.2. Mechanical Properties”)(iv)Ahmed Sayed Salim Mohamed: Fabrication and Properties of Carbon Nanotube (CNT) – Reinforced Aluminium Composites. The American University in Cairo School of Sciences & Engineering, Spring 2010

Figure(v)Figure was simultaneously published as Figure in J. Jayakumar, B. K. Raghunath, T. H. Rao: Investigation on Fracture Mechanisms in Mg alloy AZ31 Nano Composites Reinforced with Multi Wall Carbon Nano Tubes. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 2, Issue 9, September 2013