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Cerium Fluoride Powder

Cerium Fluoride Powder

Cerium Fluoride Powder
Product No NRE-11059
CAS 7758-88-5
Purity 99.9%
Formula CeF3
APS <40 µm (Can be Customized)
Color NA
Molecular Weight 197.11g/mol
Density 6.16 g/mL
Melting Point 1,460 °C
Boiling Point NA

Cerium Fluoride powder

Cerium fluoride (CeF3) is an inorganic compound composed of the elements cerium and fluorine. It has various applications due to its unique properties. One of the common forms of cerium fluoride is in powder form, and it finds use in several areas, including:

Scintillators: Cerium fluoride powder is used in the production of scintillators, which are devices that absorb high-energy particles such as X-rays or gamma rays and re-emit the energy as visible light. These scintillators are employed in radiation detectors, high-energy physics experiments, and medical imaging applications.

Optical Coatings: Cerium fluoride powder is used in optical coatings due to its high refractive index and transparency in the ultraviolet and visible regions. It is employed in the production of anti-reflection coatings and mirrors for applications such as lenses, camera filters, and other optical components.

Catalysts: Cerium fluoride powder is utilized as a catalyst in various chemical reactions, such as in the automotive industry for catalytic converters. It helps in the conversion of harmful pollutants in exhaust gases into less harmful substances.

Glass and Ceramics: Cerium fluoride is also used in glass and ceramics as an additive to improve properties such as UV absorption, optical transmission, and mechanical strength. It can also act as a colorant or opacifier in glass manufacturing.

Phosphors: It is used in the production of phosphors, which are substances that emit light when exposed to radiation. These phosphors find applications in various display technologies, including cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and plasma display panels.

Laser Technology: Cerium fluoride can be utilized in laser technology as a host material for solid-state lasers. It can be doped with rare earth ions to create laser materials with specific emission characteristics.

Nuclear Reactors: Cerium fluoride can be used as a component in the control rods or other structural elements in nuclear reactors due to its ability to withstand high temperatures and its relatively high neutron capture cross-section.