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AM60A Magnesium vs. 90-silver 10-cadmium-oxide

AM60A magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while 90-silver 10-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 90-silver 10-cadmium-oxide.

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 1.7
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 13
72 to 100
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 69
64 to 91
Elongation at Break, % 8.8
1.1 to 28
Shear Strength, MPa 130
170 to 230
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 37
7.0 to 11
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 49
8.8 to 12
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 230
260 to 400