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Limestone vs. High-silica Glass

Limestone belongs to the natural stone classification, while high-silica glass belongs to the glass and glass-ceramics. There are 6 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (17, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is limestone and the bottom bar is high-silica glass.

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.6
Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential), kV/mm 8.0
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 77
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 16
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 55
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 8.0
0.6 to 0.75