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Baria-alkali-silica Glass vs. Forsterite

Baria-alkali-silica glass belongs to the glass and glass-ceramics classification, while forsterite belongs to the oxide-based engineering ceramics. There are 4 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (12, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is baria-alkali-silica glass and the bottom bar is forsterite.

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 3.0
2.1 to 3.1
Electrical Dissipation At 1 MHz 0.0022
Flexural Strength, MPa 34
40 to 160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 9.5
9.0 to 10