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Baria-alkali-silica Glass vs. Zirconia

Baria-alkali-silica glass belongs to the glass and glass-ceramics classification, while zirconia belongs to the oxide-based engineering ceramics. There are 7 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (19, in this case) are not shown.

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

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 3.0
5.7 to 6.0
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 80
190 to 200
Electrical Resistivity Order of Magnitude, 10x Ω-m 12
4.5 to 11
Flexural Strength, MPa 34
630 to 970
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 48
33 to 34
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 9.5
8.8 to 9.5