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WE43B Magnesium vs. 86.5-silver 13.5-cadmium-oxide

WE43B magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while 86.5-silver 13.5-cadmium-oxide belongs to the otherwise unclassified metals. There are 8 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (23, 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 WE43B magnesium and the bottom bar is 86.5-silver 13.5-cadmium-oxide.

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 1.9
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 11
72 to 85
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 53
64 to 76
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
3.4 to 16
Shear Strength, MPa 140
170 to 210
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 36
7.6 to 11
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 46
9.3 to 12
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 250
280 to 410