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Magnesium Aluminum Zinc Alloy

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Magnesium Aluminum Zinc Alloy
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Magnesium Aluminum Zinc Alloy Properties

Melting Point

530 °C (990 °F)


1.9 g/cm3

Thermal Expansion

27 µm/m-K

Tensile Strength

280 MPa (Ultimate)/ 160 MPa (Yield)

Thermal Conductivity

53 W/m-K

Young's Modulus

46 GPa

Poisson's Ratio


Electrical Resistivity

-7 10x Ω-m

Specific Heat

1030 J/kg-K

Magnesium Aluminum Zinc Alloy Health & Safety Information

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About Magnesium Aluminum Zinc Alloy

Magnesium Aluminum Zinc Alloys are a common type of heat-treatable commercial alloy often used in structural components and metallurgical coatings due to their light weight and high resistance to corrosion. American Elements manufactures magnesium aluminum zinc in varying ratios such as high magnesium (96% Mg, 3% Al, 1% Zn, and 93% Mg, 6% Al, 1% Zn - also known as magnesium alloy AZ61A), high aluminum (0.7-3.4% Mg, 0.8-8.2% Zn, balance Al), or high zinc (93.5% Zn, 3.5% Al, 3% Mg), in addition to custom compositions. Magnesium aluminum zinc is available in a number of different forms, including foils, rods, and other shapes in a range of sizes and dimensions. Magnesium aluminum zinc alloy is generally immediately available in most volumes, including bulk quantities. American Elements can produce most materials in high purity and ultra high purity (up to 99.99999%) forms and follows applicable ASTM testing standards; a range of grades are available including Mil Spec (military grade), ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade, Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade, Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia). Typical and custom packaging is available, as is additional research, technical and safety (MSDS) data. Please contact us above for information on lead time and pricing, including any specifications you have for composition, form, and quantities.

Magnesium Aluminum Zinc Alloy Synonyms

Magnesium alloy AZ61A, Magnesium Welding Alloy AZ61A, Aluminum-magnesium-zinc, zinc-magnesium-aluminum, aluminum zinc magnesium, Al-Mg-Zn, Zn-Al-Mg, wrought aluminum-zinc-magnesium alloy, 7001, 7005, 7008, 7049, 7050, 7072, 7075, 7108, 7178, Mg9Al1Zn, Mg–9Al–1Zn alloy , AZ91

Magnesium Aluminum Zinc Alloy Chemical Identifiers

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Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements

See more Aluminum products. Aluminum (or Aluminum) (atomic symbol: Al, atomic number: 13) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 3 element with an atomic weight of 26.9815386. It is the third most abundant element in the earth's crust and the most abundant metallic element. Aluminum Bohr Model Aluminum's name is derived from alumina, the mineral from which Sir Humphrey Davy attempted to refine it from in 1812. It wasn't until 1825 that Aluminum was first isolated by Hans Christian Oersted. Aluminum is a silvery gray metal that possesses many desirable characteristics. It is light, nonmagnetic and non-sparking. It stands second among metals in the scale of malleability, and sixth in ductility. It is extensively used in many industrial applications where a strong, light, easily constructed material is needed. Elemental AluminumAlthough it has only 60% of the electrical conductivity of copper, it is used in electrical transmission lines because of its light weight. Pure aluminum is soft and lacks strength, but alloyed with small amounts of copper, magnesium, silicon, manganese, or other elements it imparts a variety of useful properties. Aluminum was first predicted by Antoine Lavoisierin 1787 and first isolated by Friedrich Wöhler in 1827.

Magnesium Bohr ModelSee more Magnesium products. Magnesium (atomic symbol: Mg, atomic number: 12) is a Block S, Group 2, Period 3 element with an atomic mass of 24.3050. The number of electrons in each of Magnesium's shells is [2, 8, 2] and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2. The magnesium atom has a radius of 160 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 173 pm. Magnesium was discovered by Joseph Black in 1775 and first isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1808. Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element in the earth's crust and the fourth most common element in the earth as a whole. Elemental MagnesiumIn its elemental form, magnesium has a shiny grey metallic appearance and is an extremely reactive. It is can be found in minerals such as brucite, carnallite, dolomite, magnesite, olivine and talc. Commercially, magnesium is primarily used in the creation of strong and lightweight aluminum-magnesium alloys, which have numerous advantages in industrial applications. The name "Magnesium" originates from a Greek district in Thessaly called Magnesia.

See more Zinc products. Zinc (atomic symbol: Zn, atomic number: 30) is a Block D, Group 12, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 65.38. The number of electrons in each of zinc's shells is 2, 8, 18, 2, and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s2. Zinc Bohr ModelThe zinc atom has a radius of 134 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 210 pm. Zinc was discovered by Indian metallurgists prior to 1000 BC and first recognized as a unique element by Rasaratna Samuccaya in 800. Zinc was first isolated by Andreas Marggraf in 1746. In its elemental form, zinc has a silver-gray appearance. It is brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable at 100 °C to 150 °C.Elemental Zinc It is a fair conductor of electricity, and burns in air at high red producing white clouds of the oxide. Zinc is mined from sulfidic ore deposits. It is the 24th most abundant element in the earth's crust and the fourth most common metal in use (after iron, aluminum, and copper). The name zinc originates from the German word "zin," meaning tin.

Recent Research

Biological activity evaluation of magnesium fluoride coated Mg-Zn-Zr alloy in vivo., Jiang, Hongfeng, Wang Jingbo, Chen Minfang, and Liu Debao , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2017 Jun 01, Volume 75, p.1068-1074, (2017)

Magnesium, zinc, aluminium and gallium hydride complexes of the transition metals., Butler, Michael J., and Crimmin Mark R. , Chem Commun (Camb), 2017 Jan 24, Volume 53, Issue 8, p.1348-1365, (2017)

Influence of SaOS-2 cells on corrosion behavior of cast Mg-2.0Zn0.98Mn magnesium alloy., Witecka, Agnieszka, Yamamoto Akiko, and Święszkowski Wojciech , Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces, 2016 Oct 25, (2016)

Influence of strain on the corrosion of magnesium alloys and zinc in physiological environments., Törne, Karin, Örnberg Andreas, and Weissenrieder Jonas , Acta Biomater, 2016 Oct 22, (2016)

Ultrasonic semi-solid coating soldering 6061 aluminum alloys with Sn-Pb-Zn alloys., Yu, Xin-Ye, Xing Wen-Qing, and Ding Min , Ultrason Sonochem, 2016 Jul, Volume 31, p.216-21, (2016)

In vitro interactions of blood, platelet, and fibroblast with biodegradable magnesium-zinc-strontium alloys., Nguyen, T Y., Cipriano A F., Guan Ren-Guo, Zhao Zhan-Yong, and Liu Huinan , J Biomed Mater Res A, 2015 Sep, Volume 103, Issue 9, p.2974-86, (2015)

Biocompatibility and neurotoxicity of magnesium alloys potentially used for neural repairs., Fei, Jianjun, Wen Xiaoxiao, Lin Xiao, Wang Weihua, Ren Olga, Chen Xinjian, Tan Lili, Yang Ke, Yang Huilin, and Yang Lei , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2017 Sep 01, Volume 78, p.1155-1163, (2017)

In-vitro biodegradation and corrosion-assisted cracking of a coated magnesium alloy in modified-simulated body fluid., Jafari, Sajjad, and Raman R K. Singh , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2017 Sep 01, Volume 78, p.278-287, (2017)

Platelet compatibility of magnesium alloys., Yahata, Chie, and Mochizuki Akira , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2017 Sep 01, Volume 78, p.1119-1124, (2017)


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