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EN-MC65210 Magnesium vs. C77300 Nickel Silver

EN-MC65210 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C77300 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys. There are 20 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 EN-MC65210 magnesium and the bottom bar is C77300 nickel silver.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 44
110
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.3
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 270
540

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 340
180
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
130
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 610
940
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 540
920
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
390
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
5.5
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 110
6.3

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.0
7.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 27
3.5
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 220
56

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 12
7.7
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 59
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 38
19
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 47
19
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 17
17

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
0 to 0.010
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
46 to 50
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.050
Magnesium (Mg), % 92.6 to 95.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
9.0 to 11
Phosphorus (P), % 0
0 to 0.25
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
0.040 to 0.25
Silver (Ag), % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
37.9 to 45
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.5