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AM60A Magnesium vs. 80-silver 20-cadmium-oxide

AM60A magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while 80-silver 20-cadmium-oxide belongs to the otherwise unclassified metals. There are 8 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (23, in this case) are not shown. Please note that the two materials have significantly dissimilar densities. This means that additional care is required when interpreting the data, because some material properties are based on units of mass, while others are based on units of area or volume.

For each property being compared, the top bar is AM60A magnesium and the bottom bar is 80-silver 20-cadmium-oxide.

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 1.7
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 13
63 to 77
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 69
57 to 70
Elongation at Break, % 8.8
1.1 to 15
Shear Strength, MPa 130
190 to 220
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 37
8.8 to 12
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 49
10 to 13
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 230
310 to 440