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ZC63A Magnesium vs. C74000 Nickel Silver

ZC63A magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C74000 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys. There are 22 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (11, 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 C74000 nickel silver.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 48
120
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 19
44
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
380 to 590

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 98
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 550
990
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 470
950
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 950
390
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
18

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 32
40
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
42

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 13
30
Density, g/cm3 2.1
8.5
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 22
3.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
54
Embodied Water, L/kg 920
310

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
7.7
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 58
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29
13 to 19
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
14 to 18
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
13 to 19

Alloy Composition

Copper (Cu), % 2.4 to 3.0
69 to 73.5
Iron (Fe), % 0
0 to 0.25
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.1
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
9.0 to 11
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0
Zinc (Zn), % 5.5 to 6.5
14.2 to 22
Residuals, % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.5