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Lithium Fluoride vs. Forsterite

Lithium fluoride belongs to the non-glass optical ceramics classification, while forsterite belongs to the oxide-based engineering ceramics. There are 7 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (10, in this case) are not shown.

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

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.6
2.1 to 3.1
Dielectric Constant (Relative Permittivity) At 1 MHz 9.0
Electrical Dissipation At 1 MHz 0.00020
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 1560
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 12
1.7 to 3.5
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 2.9
0.94 to 1.3
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 32
9.0 to 10