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ALON-Does anyone know the strength of this material compared to say, steel?

  1. Sep 22, 2011 #1
    Lattice Constant: 7.956A – 7.936A

    Density: 3.696 – 3.691 g/cc

    Form: Polycrystalline

    Melting Point: 2150°C

    Young's Modulus: 46.9x106 psi

    Shear Modulus: 18.9x106 psi

    Poisson's Ratio: 0.24

    Hardness: 1850 Kg/mm2 (Knoop Indentation, 200g load)

    Fracture Toughness: 2.0 MPa-m1/2

    Flexure Strength: 55,000 psi

    Specific Heat: 0.22 cal/g-°C

    Transmission Limits: 0.22 to 6 microns
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  3. Sep 23, 2011 #2

    Higher E, Lower shear mod., it's hard, less dense.

    BTW, "steel" is meaningless. There are hundreds of alloys and schedules.
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