Molybdenum

Molybdenum is a refractory metal that is very useful in many industrial processes and applications that would not be possible with many of the more common metals and alloys. Refractory metals and alloys are extraordinarily resistant to heat and have unique physical properties.

Molybdenum Properties

Density lb/cu3 0.369
  gm/cm3 10.30
Melting Point °F 4760
  °C 2625
Electrical Resistivity Micro-ohm-cm 5.17
Thermal Conductivity cal/cm2/cm°C/sec 0.35
Specific Heat Cal/g- °C 0.061
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion micro-in/°F 4.90
  micro-in/°C 2.70
Recrystalization Temp °C 1100

Molybdenum Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength KSI (Mpa) -RT 150 (1035)
  KSI (Mpa) - 500 °C 75 (515)
  KSI (Mpa) - 1000 °C 25 (175)
Elongation % in 1.0 in. ---
Hardness DPH 230
Modulus of Elasticity KSI 45000
  Gpa 310