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I know structural steel is considered to have an elastic behavior and after a certain deformation, it has a plastic behavior.

How about gold metal?

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  • $\begingroup$ When I search about gold elasticity, the returned results are about business science and supply/demand. $\endgroup$
    – Megidd
    Oct 29, 2023 at 11:53
  • $\begingroup$ Gold has similar behaviour, try searching "gold mechanical properties" for more. $\endgroup$ Oct 29, 2023 at 12:01
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    $\begingroup$ Technically, all materials have some degree of elasticity. That is a different matter from whether a material makes a viable spring, however. $\endgroup$
    – DKNguyen
    Oct 29, 2023 at 19:29

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Gold has a Young's modulus of 79 GPa which is very similar to silver, but significantly lower than iron or steel.

https://www.totalmateria.com/page.aspx?ID=CheckArticle&site=ktn&LN=NO&NM=230#:~:text=The%20Young%27s%20modulus%20of%20elasticity,lower%20than%20iron%20or%20steel.

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  • $\begingroup$ Right. Steel has a Young's modulus of 200 GB. Almost 2.5 times that of gold. $\endgroup$
    – Megidd
    Oct 30, 2023 at 10:17
  • $\begingroup$ Interestingly, steel density is almost 2.5 times less than gold. $\endgroup$
    – Megidd
    Dec 26, 2023 at 12:00

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