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Silver Bromide vs. Silicon Carbide

Silver bromide belongs to the non-glass optical ceramics classification, while silicon carbide belongs to the non-oxide engineering ceramics. There are 8 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (16, 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 silicon carbide.

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 6.5
3.0 to 3.2
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 32
370 to 490
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 290
670 to 1180
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 2.7
69 to 84
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 16
79 to 82
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 1.2
120 to 170
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 0.64
38 to 79
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 30
4.0 to 4.5