Optical Properties
Transmission range in µm @10% min. 0.56 - 40
Transmission range in µm @50% min. 0.57 - 40
Refractive index @633nm 2.57288
(2.371 @10.6µm)
Reflection losses in % at 1 surface 16.53 @10µm
Reflection losses in % at 2 surfaces 28.4 @10µm
dn/dT in 1/K -235· 10-6
Physical Properties
Density in g/cm³ 7.365
Melting point in °C 414.5
Specific heat capacity in J/(kg · K) 160
Thermal Conductivity in W/(m · K) 0.544 @293K
Thermal Expansion in 1/K 58 · 10-6 @293-373K
Dielectric constant 32.5
Solubility in water in g/100g 0.05
Mohs hardness
Knoop hardness in kg/mm² 40.2 <100>
Material type Single crystal, synthetic
Crystal type cubic, CsCl structure
Crystal structure Pm3m
Lattice constant in Å a = 4.11
Elastic coeficients in GPa C11 = 34.1
C12 = 13.6
C44 = 5.79
Young's Modulus (E) in GPa 15.85
Shear Modulus (G) in GPa 5.79
Bulk Modulus (K) in GPa 19.78
Rupture Modulus in MPa 26.2
Apparent elastic limit in MPa 26.2
Poisson ratio 0.34
Spectral Properties