Platinum - Properties and Applications

Material: Platinum - Properties and Applications
Composition: >99.95%Pt typically
Property Minimum Value (S.I.) Maximum Value (S.I.) Units (S.I.) Minimum Value (Imp.) Maximum Value (Imp.) Units (Imp.)
Atomic Volume (average) 0.009 0.0092 m3/kmol 549.213 561.418 in3/kmol
Density 21.45 21.47 Mg/m3 1339.08 1340.33 lb/ft3
Energy Content 2300 5300 MJ/kg 249179 574195 kcal/lb
Bulk Modulus 222 274 GPa 32.1984 39.7403 106 psi
Compressive Strength 14 205 MPa 2.03053 29.7327 ksi
Ductility 0.01 0.4 0.01 0.4 NULL
Elastic Limit 14 205 MPa 2.03053 29.7327 ksi
Endurance Limit 45 125 MPa 6.52669 18.1297 ksi
Fracture Toughness 50 135 MPa.m1/2 45.5023 122.856 ksi.in1/2
Hardness 300 1100 MPa 43.5113 159.542 ksi
Loss Coefficient 0.0011 0.017 0.0011 0.017 NULL
Modulus of Rupture 14 205 MPa 2.03053 29.7327 ksi
Poisson's Ratio 0.385 0.395 0.385 0.395 NULL
Shear Modulus 54 64 GPa 7.83204 9.28241 106 psi
Tensile Strength 120 245 MPa 17.4045 35.5342 ksi
Young's Modulus 154 172 GPa 22.3358 24.9465 106 psi
Glass Temperature K °F
Latent Heat of Fusion 111 115 kJ/kg 47.7212 49.4408 BTU/lb
Maximum Service Temperature 610 750 K 638.33 890.33 °F
Melting Point 2035 2043 K 3203.33 3217.73 °F
Minimum Service Temperature 0 0 K -459.67 -459.67 °F
Specific Heat 129 135 J/kg.K 0.0998277 0.104471 BTU/lb.F
Thermal Conductivity 70 72 W/m.K 131.042 134.786 BTU.ft/h.ft2.F
Thermal Expansion 9 9.2 10-6/K 16.2 16.56 10-6/°F
Breakdown Potential MV/m V/mil
Dielectric Constant NULL
Resistivity 10.4 10.8 10-8 ohm.m 10.4 10.8 10-8 ohm.m
Environmental Properties
  Resistance Factors
1=Poor 5=Excellent
Flammability 5
Fresh Water 5
Organic Solvents 5
Oxidation at 500C 5
Sea Water 5
Strong Acid 5
Strong Alkalis 5
UV 5
Wear 4
Weak Acid 5
Weak Alkalis 5