PtAu5 soft annealed (+A)

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The platinum-gold material PtAu5 (in the literature also Pt5Au, Pt95Au5, PtAu 95/5, etc.) is used for laboratory crucibles for melt digestion of minerals and ferroalloys, and for laboratory shells in X-ray fluorescence analysis also in fine grain stabilized state. Further use for crucibles, casings and stirrers in viscometry. The gold content reduces the wettability against glass melts, so that they can easily be dissolved out after solidification without residues. In addition, the mechanical strengthening is increased and the recrystallization tendency is reduced. Alloys up to 5% gold have been developed to enhance the mechanical resistance and dimensional stability of platinum laboratory equipment without compromising their chemical resistance. Even at 1000°C, such materials are twice as strong as unalloyed platinum. In addition, they have an extremely constant weight and they are only slightly wetted by silicate melts. Therefore, they are often used for crucibles and casings in preparation work in the X-ray fluorescence analytical laboratory.

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20.0 °C

21.32 g/cm³

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Elastic modulus

20.0 °C

180 - 183 GPa

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20.0 °C

7 - 8 %

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Hardness, Vickers

20.0 °C

135 - 139 [-]

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Poisson's ratio

23.0 °C

0.39 [-]

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Shear modulus

23.0 °C

62 GPa

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Tensile strength

20.0 °C

460 MPa

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Yield strength

20.0 °C

370 MPa

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Yield strength Rp0.2

20.0 °C

370 MPa

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Coefficient of thermal expansion

23.0 °C

8.8E-6 - 9.1E-6 1/K

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Melting point

1769 °C

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Specific heat capacity

23.0 °C

136 J/(kg·K)

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Thermal conductivity

20.0 °C

43 W/(m·K)

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Electrical resistivity

20.0 °C

1.8E-7 Ω·m

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Chemical properties



5 %

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95 %

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