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Silver Bromide vs. Hexagonal Boron Nitride

Silver bromide belongs to the non-glass optical ceramics classification, while hexagonal boron nitride belongs to the non-oxide engineering ceramics. There are 9 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (12, 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 silver bromide and the bottom bar is hexagonal boron nitride.

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 6.5
1.9 to 2.1
Dielectric Constant (Relative Permittivity) At 1 MHz 13
4.0 to 4.4
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 32
14 to 60
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 290
840 to 1610
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 2.7
4.1 to 18
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 16
42 to 69
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 1.2
29 to 96
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 0.64
9.9 to 34
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 30
0.54 to 18