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Accoustic Properties for

Ceramics, Crystals, Glass, & Minerals

 

Ceramics,
Crystals,
Glass, & Minerals
 

Longitudinal
Velocity

Shear
Velocity

Density


g/cm3

Acoustic Impedance

g/cm2-sec
x105

cm/µs

in/µs

cm/µs

in/µs

Alumina

.981

.3862

N/A

N/A

2.60

25.5

Brick

.365

.1437

.256

.101

3.60

15.3

Clay Rock

.348

.137

.342

.135

2.50

14.2

Concrete

.365

.1437

N/A

N/A

2.30

6.9-10.4

Flint

.426

.1677

.269

.117

3.60

18.9

Glass Crown (reg.)

.566

.2228

.352

.139

2.60

14.5

Glass Crown (heaviest)

.526

.2071

.326

.128

N/A

N/A

Glass Quartz

.557

.2193

.343

.135

2.60

14.5

Glass Window

.679

.2673

.343

.135

N/A

N/A

Glass, Plate

.571

.2248

N/A

N/A

2.75

10.7

Glass, Pyrex

.556

.2189

.198

.0780

N/A

N/A

Granite

.390

.1535

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ice

.399

.1571

.326

.128

.9

16.4

Ivory

.301

.1185

N/A

N/A

2.17

1.4

Marble

.615

.2421

N/A

N/A

1.54

9.5

Rock Salt (X dir)

.478

.1882

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Rochelle Salt

.536

.211

.376

.148

2.20

13.1

Sapphire

.980

.3858

N/A

N/A

2.60

25.5

Silica (fused)

.596

.2346

N/A

N/A

2.20

13.1

Slate

.450

.1772

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Sulfur (115° C)

.135

.0531

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Data compiled by Xactex Corporation.  Sources of original data are unknown.-