Gadolinium (Gd) Metal

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Material Type: Gadolinium Metal Melting Point (°C): 1312 °C
Symbol: Gd Boiling Point (°C): 3000 °C
Atomic Number: 64 Density:  7.89 gm/cm3

Gadolinium metal is a silvery white, soft, and malleable rare earth metal with unusual superconductive and magnetic properties. It is relatively stable in air. Gadolinium metal has unusual metallurgic properties. Just 1% gadolinium can greatly improve the workability and resistance to high temperature oxidation of iron, chromium, and related alloys. As a metal or salt, gadolinium has exceptionally high absorption of neutrons and therefore is used for shielding in neutron radiography and in nuclear reactors.

Gadolinium Metal Shape:

Powder, rod, wire, sheet, foil, sputter target, etc.

Gadolinium Metal Purity:

99%, 99.5%, 99.9%, 99.95%, 99.99%

Specifications of Gadolinium Metal:

Description Purity
Gadolinium Metal 99.00%
Gadolinium Metal Powder
-40, -100, -325 mesh or other sizes
Gadolinium Metal 99.90%
Gadolinium Metal
By distillation
Gadolinium Metal
By distillation
Gadolinium Metal Sputtering Target
Disks, Plates, and other shapes
Gadolinium Foil/Sheet 99.90%
Gadolinium Rod/Wire 99.90%

Application of Gadolinium Metal:

1. Gadolinium is used as a secondary, emergency shut-down measure in some nuclear reactors, particularly of the CANDU type.
2. Gadolinium is also used for making gadolinium yttrium garnet.
3. As a phosphor, gadolinium is applied in magnetic resonance imaging.
4. Gadolinium compounds are mainly used for making green phosphors for color TV tubes.

Packaging of Gadolinium Metals:

Our Gadolinium Metals are clearly tagged and labeled externally to ensure efficient identification and quality control. Great care is taken to avoid any damage which might be caused during storage or transportation.
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