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Lanthanum Fluoride Powder

Lanthanum Fluoride Powder

Lanthanum Fluoride Powder
Product No NRE-11140
CAS No. 13709-38-1
Formula LaF3
Density 5.9 g/cm³
APS <40µm (Can be Customized)
Purity 99.9%
Form Powder
Molecular Weight 195.900 g/mol


Certificate Of Analysis
La 70.9%
F 29.0%
O 0.01%
Ti 0.03%
C 0.02%
Sn 0.01%
B 0.01%

Lanthanum Fluoride Powder

Lanthanum fluoride (LaF3) powder finds various applications owing to its unique properties. Some of its significant applications include:

Optical Coatings: Lanthanum fluoride powder is widely used as an optical material, particularly in ultraviolet applications due to its transparency in the UV range. It is used as an anti-reflection coating in lenses and prisms for cameras and other optical instruments.

Laser Crystals: Lanthanum fluoride is used as a host material for solid-state laser crystals. It has excellent properties for this purpose, including a high damage threshold and broad transmission range.

Ceramics and Glass Manufacturing: It can be utilized in ceramic and glass production, where it helps enhance the properties of the materials. It can improve the mechanical and thermal stability of ceramics and glass.

Fluoride Ion Selective Electrodes: Lanthanum fluoride is used in the manufacturing of fluoride ion selective electrodes. These electrodes are used to measure fluoride concentration in solutions, which is important in various industrial and environmental applications.

Catalysis: Lanthanum fluoride can act as a catalyst in various chemical reactions. It can be used in different processes such as petroleum refining and organic synthesis.

Nuclear Reactors: Lanthanum fluoride is used in the nuclear industry for its ability to withstand high temperatures and its neutron absorption properties, making it useful in nuclear reactors as a material for control rods and other structural components.

Phosphors: It is used in the production of phosphors for use in cathode ray tubes and other display technologies. Lanthanum fluoride-based phosphors are known for their efficient light emission properties.

Semiconductors: Lanthanum fluoride is utilized in the semiconductor industry as a material for thin-film deposition, particularly in the production of microelectronic devices and integrated circuits.

Scintillators: It is used in the production of scintillators, which are materials that emit light when exposed to ionizing radiation. These are used in various applications including medical imaging and radiation detection.