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Graphite vs. Forsterite

Graphite belongs to the non-oxide engineering 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 (16, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is graphite and the bottom bar is forsterite.

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 1.8
2.1 to 3.1
Flexural Strength, MPa 80
40 to 160
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 6.0
1.7 to 3.5
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 4.9
9.0 to 10