Menu (ESC)

Lead-alkali-silica Glass vs. Silver Bromide

Lead-alkali-silica glass belongs to the glass and glass-ceramics classification, while silver bromide belongs to the non-glass optical ceramics. There are 5 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (13, 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 lead-alkali-silica glass and the bottom bar is silver bromide.

Metric UnitsUS Customary Units

Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 3.1
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 67
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 12
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 43
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 9.0