Properties of Pure Aluminum

Authored by: Alexey Sverdlin

Encyclopedia of Aluminum and Its Alloys

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781466510807
eBook ISBN: 9781351045636
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The properties of aluminum including: light weight, high strength, and resistance to corrosion make it an ideal material for use in applications such as: transportation, food and beverage packaging, construction, defense and aerospace, machinery and tools and consumer products. In addition to reviewing various grades of aluminum, this article will provide an overview of important properties including: crystal structure, density, thermal expansion, thermal and electrical conductivity, Debye temperature, magnetic susceptibility, electrical properties, compressibility, optical properties, solidification and melting, corrosion, mechanical properties and hydrogen solubility.

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