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AM60B Magnesium vs. 85-silver 15-cadmium-oxide

AM60B magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while 85-silver 15-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 AM60B magnesium and the bottom bar is 85-silver 15-cadmium-oxide.

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 1.7
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 13
64 to 82
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 72
57 to 73
Elongation at Break, % 11
2.2 to 16
Shear Strength, MPa 140
180 to 210
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 38
8.1 to 12
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 50
9.7 to 13
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 230
290 to 440