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Barium Tungstate Powder (BaWO4,Purity: 99%, APS: <80µm)

Barium Tungstate Powder
Product No NRE-11026
CAS No. 7787-42-0
Formula BaWO4
Molecular Weight 385.16g/mol
APS <80µm (can be customized)
Purity 99%
Density 5.04g/ml
Color White/off-White
Melting Point 5.04 g·cm−3 (25 °C)
Boiling Point NA

Barium Tungstate Powder

Barium tungstate is a compound composed of barium and tungsten with the chemical formula BaWO4. It is a white crystalline powder that is used in various applications due to its unique properties. Some of the applications of barium tungstate powder include:

Scintillation materials: Barium tungstate is often used as a scintillator material, especially in the production of screens for medical imaging, such as X-ray and gamma-ray imaging. It has the property of converting high-energy photons into visible light, which can then be detected by a photodetector.

Pigments: Barium tungstate is used as a pigment in the paint and coatings industry. It can impart a white color to various materials and is often utilized in the production of high-performance paints, coatings, and ceramics.

X-ray phosphors: Due to their ability to absorb X-rays and other high-energy radiation, barium tungstate is used in X-ray screens and intensifying screens, which enhance the visibility of X-ray images in radiography.

Fluorescent lamps: Barium tungstate can be used in the production of fluorescent lamps and other lighting devices, where it serves as a phosphor to convert ultraviolet radiation into visible light.

Infrared shielding: Barium tungstate is employed in some applications as an infrared shielding material, providing protection against infrared radiation in various optical and electronic devices.

Radiation shielding: Due to its ability to absorb certain types of radiation, barium tungstate is used in some radiation shielding applications, particularly in the nuclear industry and in the manufacturing of certain types of protective equipment.

Catalysts: Barium tungsten can also be used as a catalyst in various chemical reactions, such as in the production of certain chemicals and materials.