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Barium Fluoride Powder

Barium Fluoride Powder

Barium Fluoride Powder
Product No NRE-11023
CAS No. 7787-32-8
Formula BaF2
APS <40 µm (Can be Customized)
Purity 99.9%
Color White
Molecular Weight 175.34 g/mol
Density 4.893 g/cm³
Melting Point  1368 °C
Boiling Point 2260 °C

Barium Fluoride Powder

Barium fluoride (BaF2) is an inorganic compound commonly used in various applications due to its unique properties. It is a chemical compound that is transparent to a wide range of wavelengths, making it useful in various fields. Some of the key applications of barium fluoride powder include:

Optical Applications: Barium fluoride is often used in optical components and systems due to its transparency to ultraviolet and infrared light. It is utilized in lenses, windows, prisms, and other optical elements, especially in applications that require transparency in the ultraviolet spectrum. It is particularly suitable for use in spectroscopy and other analytical techniques that require high transmission in the ultraviolet range.

Scintillation Detectors: Barium fluoride is used as a scintillator material in the detection of X-rays, gamma rays, and other high-energy particles. It is employed in various medical imaging devices and radiation detectors due to its high density and ability to efficiently convert high-energy radiation into visible light, which can be easily detected.

Metallurgy: In metallurgical applications, barium fluoride is used as a component in the production of welding agents and aluminum metallurgy. It can act as a fluxing agent, helping to remove impurities and improve the overall quality of the metal produced.

Infrared Applications: Barium fluoride has excellent transmission properties in the infrared spectrum. This makes it suitable for use in infrared spectroscopy and other applications where materials must be transparent in the infrared range.

Electronics: Barium fluoride is also used in electronics, particularly in the production of scintillation counters, photomultiplier tubes, and other electronic components that require materials with high transparency to various wavelengths of light.

Crystals and Optics: It is often used as a substrate material for growing other crystals, such as semiconductor crystals and laser crystals, due to its favorable properties for crystal growth and its optical transparency.