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ZC63A Magnesium vs. C73100 Nickel Silver

ZC63A magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C73100 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, 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 ZC63A magnesium and the bottom bar is C73100 nickel silver.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 48
110
Elongation at Break, % 3.3
3.4 to 8.0
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 19
43
Shear Strength, MPa 130
260 to 370
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
450 to 640
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130
420 to 590

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
190
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 98
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 550
1030
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 470
1000
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 950
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
35
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
19

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 32
7.5
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
8.0

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 13
28
Density, g/cm3 2.1
8.4
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 22
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
49
Embodied Water, L/kg 920
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.3
21 to 35
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 190
790 to 1560
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
7.5
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 58
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29
15 to 21
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
15 to 20
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
11
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
15 to 21

Alloy Composition

Copper (Cu), % 2.4 to 3.0
70.8 to 78
Iron (Fe), % 0
0 to 0.1
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.050
Magnesium (Mg), % 89.2 to 91.9
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.25 to 0.75
0 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.010
4.0 to 6.0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 5.5 to 6.5
18 to 22
Residuals, % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.5