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Zinc Sulfide vs. Ferrite

Zinc sulfide belongs to the non-glass optical ceramics classification, while ferrite belongs to the oxide-based engineering ceramics. There are 8 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (14, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is zinc sulfide and the bottom bar is ferrite.

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 4.1
4.7 to 4.8
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 75
120 to 140
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 520
710 to 1050
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 10
15 to 16
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 34
35 to 36
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 27
3.9 to 6.3
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 13
0.78 to 1.9
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 6.5
8.0 to 9.3