Cadmium

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Description

This transition metal is highly corrosion resistant, shows good electrical conductivity, and has electrochemical properties that make it one of the most widely used components in rechargeable batteries. Nickel-Cadmium batteries are ubiquitous all over the world thanks to their high cycle life and different application profiles. Many cadmium compounds are used as thermally stable inorganic pigments in the plastics and ceramics industries, but as an engineering material, cadmium is best known for its use as a protection coating for different structural metals to reduce corrosion as well as enhance lubricity, which makes it especially suited to protect bolts and nuts in critical aerospace applications.

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Properties

General

PropertyTemperatureValue

Density

20.0 °C

8.65 g/cm³

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Mechanical

PropertyTemperatureValue

Elastic modulus

20.0 °C

50 GPa

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Hardness, Brinell

20.0 °C

203 [-]

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Poisson's ratio

20.0 °C

0.3 [-]

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Tensile strength

20.0 °C

75 MPa

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Thermal

PropertyTemperatureValue

Melting point

321 °C

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Specific heat capacity

20.0 °C

230 J/(kg·K)

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Thermal conductivity

20.0 °C

96 W/(m·K)

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Electrical

PropertyTemperatureValue

Electrical resistivity

20.0 °C

7E-8 Ω·m

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