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Platinum

Description

General

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
%
%

Electrical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
kV/mm
%
1.18 1.18 V Idemat 2003
0.11 0.15 Ohm.mm²/m Idemat 2003

Manufacturing Properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
MPa
MPa
MPa
21450 21500 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
3 3 % Idemat 2003
MPa
J/cm
MPa
120 140 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
38 180 MPa Idemat 2003
145000 145000 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
°C
1770 1770 °C Idemat 2003
°C
130 130 J/kg.K Idemat 2003
71 73 W/m.K Idemat 2003
8.8 9 e-6/K Idemat 2003

Environment

2990000 mPt
33400 Pt
686000000 mELU
MJ/MJ
874000 MJ
1603384.49 kg
4600 kg
Platinum is considered to be quite scarce. It is one of the Platinum-group metals. Mostly underground mining. Main producing countries are South-Africa (80%) and Russia (12%). The industrial extraction of platinum is complex as the metal occurs in ores mixed with other metals such as palladium, silver, rhodium, and gold. The extraction is only worthwhile since it is the basis of important catalysts in the industry.

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