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Erbium Fluoride Powder

Erbium Fluoride Powder

Erbium Fluoride Powder
Product No NRE-11090
CAS 13760-83-3
Purity 99.9%
Formula ErF3
APS <40 µm (Can be Customized)
Color Pink
Molecular Weight 224.28 g/mol
Density 7.820g/cm3
Melting Point 1,146 °C
Boiling Point 2200 °C

Erbium Fluoride Powder

Erbium fluoride (ErF3) is a chemical compound that finds applications in various fields due to its unique properties. It is a crystalline solid that belongs to the family of lanthanide compounds. Some of the applications of erbium fluoride powder include:

Fiber Optics: Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) are crucial components in optical communication systems. Erbium fluoride is used as a source for doping fibers to enable the amplification of optical signals in the telecommunication industry. This amplification helps in extending the reach of optical communication networks.

Lasers: Erbium-doped fluoride crystals are used as the active medium in solid-state laser systems. These lasers find applications in medical, military, and industrial sectors for cutting, drilling, welding, and marking materials. Erbium-doped lasers are also used in dermatology for various skin treatments.

Nuclear Reactors: Erbium fluoride is used as a neutron absorber in nuclear reactors. By absorbing excess neutrons, it helps control the rate of nuclear fission and plays a role in maintaining the reactor’s criticality.

Phosphors: Erbium fluoride is used in the production of phosphors, which are materials that exhibit luminescence. These phosphors find applications in displays, lighting, and imaging technologies, where they can emit light in the infrared spectrum.

Glass Manufacturing: Erbium fluoride can be used as an additive in the production of special glasses and optical fibers. It can modify the optical properties of glass, making it useful for various applications in the optics industry.

Catalysts: Erbium fluoride has shown promise as a catalyst in certain chemical reactions, including organic transformations. Its catalytic properties have potential applications in the synthesis of organic compounds and fine chemicals.