Silver Chloride (AgCl) Optical Material

Silver chloride is a non-glass optical ceramic material.

Material Properties

Density5.6 g/cm3 (350 lb/ft3)

Dielectric Constant (Relative Permittivity) At 1 MHz12

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus20 GPa (2.9 x 106 psi)

Light Transmission Range0.4 to 25 µm

Melting Onset (Solidus)460 °C (860 °F)

Poisson's Ratio0.4

Refractive Index2.0

Shear Modulus7.0 GPa (1.0 x 106 psi)

Specific Heat Capacity360 J/kg-K

Thermal Conductivity1.2 W/m-K

Thermal Diffusivity0.6 m2/s

Thermal Expansion31 µm/m-K

The length of each bar compares the given value to the highest value in the database.

Further Reading

Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids, Edward D. Palik (editor), 1998

Handbook of Optical Materials, Marvin J. Weber, 2003