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International Journal of Metals
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 748595, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/748595
Research Article

Modification of Magnesium Alloys by Ceramic Particles in Gravity Die Casting

1Institute of Materials Physics and Technology, Hamburg University of Technology, Eißendorfer Straße 42, 21073 Hamburg, Germany
2Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Magnesium Innovation Centre (MagIC), Max-Planck-Straße 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Received 2 June 2014; Accepted 12 October 2014; Published 30 October 2014

Academic Editor: Manuel Vieira

Copyright © 2014 Urs Haßlinger et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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