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Hafnium Powder / Hf Powder (Hf, 99.9%, APS<40 um, Hexagonal)

Hafnium Powder / Hf Powder

Hafnium Powder / Hf Powder
Product No NRE-8022
CAS No. 7440-58-6
Formula  Hf
Molecular Weight 178.49 g/mol
APS <40um(can be customized)
Purity 99.9%
Color Grey
Density 13.31 g/cm3
Melting Point 2506 K (2233 °C, 4051 °F)
Boiling Point 4876 K (4603 °C, 8317 °F)

Hafnium Powder / Hf Powder

Hafnium is a chemical element with the symbol Hf and atomic number 72. It is a lustrous, silvery-gray, tetravalent transition metal, and its powder form has various applications in different fields. Here are some of the applications of hafnium powder:

Aerospace and Aviation: Hafnium is used in the aerospace industry, particularly in the manufacturing of jet and rocket engines. It has a high melting point, excellent heat resistance, and can withstand extreme temperatures, making it valuable for components in high-performance aircraft and spacecraft.

Plasma Cutting Tips: Hafnium is used in the production of plasma cutting tips. These tips are used in high-temperature cutting applications, such as in metalworking and welding. Hafnium tips can withstand the extreme heat generated during plasma cutting.

Electronics and Semiconductors: Hafnium dioxide (HfO2) is used as a high-k dielectric material in the production of advanced semiconductor devices, such as integrated circuits (ICs) and field-effect transistors (FETs). The use of hafnium-based materials helps reduce power consumption and improve the performance of electronic devices.

Alloys and Superalloys: Hafnium is used as an alloying element to improve the properties of various materials, including titanium and zirconium alloys. These hafnium-containing alloys are used in the aerospace industry, where strength, corrosion resistance, and heat resistance are critical.

Lighting: Hafnium is used in incandescent lamp filaments, helping to improve the efficiency and lifespan of these light sources.

X-ray Tubes: Hafnium is used as a target material in X-ray tubes for medical and industrial radiography. When bombarded with electrons, hafnium emits X-rays that are used for various imaging applications.

Neutron Absorption: Due to its high neutron-absorbing properties, hafnium is used in applications related to nuclear safety and nuclear physics experiments, helping to control nuclear reactions and reduce the risk of criticality accidents.

Catalysts: Hafnium compounds are used as catalysts in various chemical reactions, including polymerization and other industrial processes.

Optical Coatings: Hafnium oxide thin films are used in optical coatings, especially in interference filters and anti-reflective coatings on lenses and windows.