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Beryllium

Description

General

Beryllium is extremely hazardous and use should be prevented. It is one of the lightest metals that exist

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
%
%

Electrical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
kV/mm
%
-1.85 -1.85 V Idemat 2003
0.03 0.05 Ohm.mm²/m Idemat 2003

Manufacturing Properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
MPa
MPa
MPa
1848 1850 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
2 5 % Idemat 2003
MPa
J/cm
MPa
400 610 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
310 380 MPa Idemat 2003
280000 303000 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
°C
1283 1287 °C Idemat 2003
°C
1700 1780 J/kg.K Idemat 2003
150 170 W/m.K Idemat 2003
12 13 e-6/K Idemat 2003

Environment

mPt
Pt
mELU
MJ/MJ
MJ
kg
kg
Beryllium is found in about 30 minerals. Beryl and Bertrandite are the most important commercial compounds.The metal is and its salts are toxic and handling is only permitted with appropriate safeguards.

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