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Beryllium Powder

Beryllium Powder

Beryllium Powder
Product Number NRE-8003
CAS No. 7440-41-7
Formula Be
Molecular Weight 9.012 g/mol
APS <40 μm (Can be Customized)
Purity 99.9%
Color grey
Density ‎1.85 g/cm3
Melting Point 1,287 °C
Boiling Point 2,469 °C

Beryllium powder

Beryllium is a chemical element with the symbol Be and atomic number 4. It is a relatively rare metal that has several useful properties, including high thermal conductivity, low density, and excellent stiffness. Beryllium powder can be used in various applications, although its use is limited due to its toxicity and potential health hazards associated with beryllium exposure. Here are some common applications of beryllium powder:

Nuclear Reactors: Beryllium is used as a neutron moderator and reflector in some nuclear reactors. Its ability to slow down neutrons makes it valuable in controlling nuclear reactions.

Aerospace and Defense: Beryllium is used in high-performance aerospace and defense applications due to its lightweight and stiffness. It is used in structural components and mirrors for satellite systems, missile components, and aircraft.

X-ray Windows: Beryllium is transparent to X-rays and is used as a window material in X-ray equipment, such as X-ray tubes and synchrotron radiation sources.

Electronics: Beryllium is used in certain electronic components, such as connectors and switches, due to its high electrical conductivity.

Nuclear Weapons: It has been historically used in the production of nuclear weapons, although this application has significantly declined with arms reduction agreements.

Beryllium-Copper Alloys: Beryllium is often alloyed with copper to create beryllium-copper (BeCu) alloys. These alloys have high strength, electrical conductivity, and thermal conductivity. They are used in springs, electrical connectors, and other high-performance applications.

Beryllium Oxide (BeO): Beryllium oxide is a ceramic material with excellent thermal conductivity. It is used as a heat sink in high-power electronic devices and as a substrate for semiconductor manufacturing.

Laboratory and Scientific Equipment: Beryllium is used in various laboratory and scientific equipment, such as X-ray spectrometers and neutron sources.