Conductor materials: Aluminium

Basic properties of aluminium

Material

Aluminium

Symbol

Eal 99.7

Material number

1350

Standard

EN 573

Composition

%-by-weight

Al 99.5

Density

g/m³ at 20°C

2.7

Melting point

°C

659

% IACS min.*

62

Electrical conductivity

m/Ωmm² at 20°C

≥ 35.5 (in a soft condition)

Thermal conductivity

W/(m*K)

235

Notes on properties and use

 
  • chemical element (the third most abundant of all elements on earth)
  • the most abundant metallic element on earth (8.3% by mass)
  • thermal conductivity 235 W/(m*K)

* The relative electrical conductivity of copper has been set as being 100% IACS, with the following values derived from this for other metals:
silver = 106%, gold = 72%, iron = 17%

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