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Table 2 Coefficient of thermal expansion (coefficient of linear expansion) of metals[4, 5]

From: With respect to coefficient of linear thermal expansion, bacterial vegetative cells and spores resemble plastics and metals, respectively

Metals Melting point (°C) Coefficient of linear expansion (×10-6/°C)(20°C)
Iron 1539 11.7
Copper 1085 16.7
Gold 1064 14.1
Aluminium 660 23.1
Magnesium 650 24.8
Zinc 420 29.7