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EN-MC21220 Magnesium vs. C77300 Nickel Silver

EN-MC21220 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C77300 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys. There are 22 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (10, 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 EN-MC21220 magnesium and the bottom bar is C77300 nickel silver.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 45
110
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.3
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 210
540

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 350
180
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 120
130
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
940
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 540
920
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 1000
390
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 27
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 16
5.5
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 87
6.3

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 12
26
Density, g/cm3 1.7
7.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 23
3.5
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
56
Embodied Water, L/kg 990
310

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
7.7
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 71
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 34
19
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 46
19
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
17

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 4.4 to 5.5
0 to 0.010
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.010
46 to 50
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.0050
0
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.050
Magnesium (Mg), % 93.5 to 95.5
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.6
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0020
9.0 to 11
Phosphorus (P), % 0
0 to 0.25
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.1
0.040 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
37.9 to 45
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.5