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Sandstone vs. Forsterite

Sandstone belongs to the natural stone classification, while forsterite belongs to the oxide-based engineering ceramics. There are 6 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (14, in this case) are not shown.

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

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.6
2.1 to 3.1
Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential), kV/mm 8.5
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 5.6
1.7 to 3.5
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 2.4
0.94 to 1.3
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 10
9.0 to 10