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Lanthanum Trifluoride Powder

Lanthanum Trifluoride Powder

Lanthanum Trifluoride 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 195.90 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 Trifluoride Powder

Lanthanum trifluoride (LaF3) is a chemical compound that finds applications in various fields due to its unique properties. It is a white solid, which can be prepared through the reaction of lanthanum oxide with hydrogen fluoride or hydrofluoric acid. Some of the notable applications of lanthanum trifluoride powder include:

Optical Coatings: Lanthanum trifluoride is known for its transparency in the infrared region, making it suitable for optical coatings in applications such as lenses, prisms, and other optical components. It is used in the manufacturing of specialized lenses for cameras and other optical devices, owing to its low refractive index.

Ceramics: It is used in the production of ceramics due to its ability to improve the properties of ceramic materials, such as high-temperature resistance and mechanical strength. It is often used as an additive in ceramic materials to enhance their performance in various applications, including in the manufacturing of electronic components.

Phosphors: Lanthanum trifluoride is also utilized in the production of phosphors, which are materials that exhibit luminescence. These phosphors find applications in various fields, including lighting, displays, and imaging technologies. Lanthanum trifluoride-based phosphors are known for their high efficiency and stability, making them suitable for use in various lighting applications.

Catalysts: It is employed as a catalyst in various chemical reactions due to its unique surface properties and stability. Lanthanum trifluoride catalysts are used in the production of fine chemicals, petroleum refining, and other industrial processes.

Metallurgy: Lanthanum trifluoride is used in the production of certain alloys and metallurgical applications. It can be used as an additive to improve the properties of metals, such as increasing their strength and corrosion resistance.

Optical Amplifiers: It is used in the manufacturing of optical amplifiers, which are crucial components in fiber-optic communication systems. Lanthanum trifluoride is used in the fabrication of optical fiber amplifiers that are employed in telecommunications and data transmission networks.

Nanotechnology: Lanthanum trifluoride nanoparticles find applications in various nanotechnology-based applications, including in the development of nanocomposites, nanosensors, and nanodevices, due to their unique properties and high surface area.