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Cordierite

Description

General

Cordierite is found in nature in two variants and is also made synthetically. It has a very low thermal expansion and excellent thermal shock resistance.
Iolite

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
%
%

Electrical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
kV/mm
%
V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
120 245 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
2000 2530 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
%
MPa
J/cm
MPa
MPa
MPa
MPa
139000 150000 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
°C
1470 1470 °C Idemat 2003
°C
J/kg.K
W/m.K
1.4 2.6 e-6/K Idemat 2003

Environment

mPt
Pt
mELU
MJ/MJ
MJ
kg
kg
Idemat 2003, Design for Sustainability, Delft University of Technology