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Holmium Powder

Holmium Powder

Holmium Powder
Product Number NRE-8023
CAS No. 7440-60-0
Formula Ho
Molecular Weight 164.93 g/mol
APS <40 µm (Can be Customized)
Purity 99.9%
Colour Gray
Density 8.79 g/cm3
Melting Point 1,472 °C
Boiling Point 2,695 °C

Holmium Powder

Holmium is a ductile, soft, shiny silver-colored metal that belongs to the lanthanide series of the Periodic Table of the Elements. It is slowly exposed to oxygen and water and dissolves in acids. It is stable in dry air at room temperature.

Holmium alloys are used as magnetic flux concentrators to create the most powerful artificially generated magnetic fields. It is also used in nuclear reactors for nuclear control rods. Holmium oxide is used as a yellow gas dye.

Holmium has no biological role and is considered one of the least abundant elements present in the human body. Holmium has been observed to stimulate metabolism, although it has a low level of acute toxicity.

Holmium is one of the rarest rare earth elements but is still 20 times more than silver. Like all other rare earth, holmium is not found naturally as a free element. It is found in minerals such as monazite and bastnasite, although it is only a minor component of those minerals.

Holmium can absorb neutrons, so it is used in nuclear reactors to keep a chain reaction under control. Its alloys are used in some magnets.