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Ceria vs. Cordierite

Both ceria and cordierite are oxide-based engineering ceramics. There are 9 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (12, 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 ceria and the bottom bar is cordierite.

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Material Properties

Compressive (Crushing) Strength, MPa 590
Density, g/cm3 7.6
2.0 to 2.2
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 180
Electrical Resistivity Order of Magnitude, 10x Ω-m 4.0
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 1900
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
800 to 850
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
15 to 17
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 25
59 to 67
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 11
2.9 to 4.8