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Lanthanum Granules

Lanthanum Granules

Lanthanum Granules
Product No NRE-52017
CAS No. 7439-91-0
Formula La
Purity 99.9%
Size 1-3 mm
Color Silvery White
Molecular Weight 55.845 u
Density 6.162 g/cm3
Melting Point 920 °C
Boiling Point 3464 °C
Thermal Conductivity 13.4 W/(m·K)

Lanthanum Granules

Lanthanum is considered a rare earth element because it is relatively abundant in the Earth’s crust but not commonly found in concentrated deposits. It is used in various applications due to its unique properties. Some common uses of lanthanum include:

Ceramics and Glass: Lanthanum oxide (lanthanum(III) oxide) is utilized as an additive in glass and ceramic manufacturing. It helps improve the properties of these materials, such as heat resistance, mechanical strength, and optical characteristics.

Catalysts: Lanthanum compounds are employed as catalysts in various industrial processes, including petroleum refining and automobile emission control systems.

Batteries: Lanthanum-nickel-hydrogen batteries are used in certain applications that require high energy density and long-lasting performance.

Optics: Lanthanum-based compounds are used in the production of camera lenses, telescopes, and other optical devices because of their ability to transmit light efficiently and reduce chromatic aberration.

Phosphors: Lanthanum compounds are used in the production of phosphors for lighting applications, such as fluorescent lamps and cathode-ray tubes (CRTs).

Metal Alloys: Lanthanum is also used as an alloying element in combination with other metals to enhance their properties. For example, it can be added to steel to improve its machinability and strength.