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Lead Sulfide Powder (PbS, 99+%, APS: 60µm)

Lead Sulfide Powder

Lead Sulfide Powder
Product No NRE-11146
CAS 1314-87-0
Purity 99+%
APS <60µm (can be customized)
Formula PbS
Molecular Weight 239.30 g/mol
Density 7.60g/cm³
Color Black
Melting Point 1118 °C
Boiling Point ‎1281 °C

Lead Sulfide Powder

Lead sulfide (PbS) is a compound that has various applications due to its unique properties. It is a semiconductor material with a direct bandgap, making it useful in various electronic and optoelectronic applications. Some of the significant applications of lead sulfide powder include:

Infrared Detectors: Lead sulfide is widely used in the manufacture of infrared detectors, especially in the mid-infrared range. These detectors find applications in night vision devices, remote temperature sensing, and various industrial and military applications.

Photovoltaic Cells: Lead sulfide is used in the production of photovoltaic cells for harnessing solar energy. It has been utilized in the development of thin-film solar cells and other photovoltaic technologies due to its favorable optical and electronic properties.

Optoelectronic Devices: Lead sulfide is used in the production of optoelectronic devices such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs), photodetectors, and photodiodes. These devices find applications in telecommunications, sensing, and imaging systems.

Thermoelectric Devices: Lead sulfide is also used in thermoelectric devices due to its ability to convert heat into electricity. It has been applied in the development of thermoelectric materials for waste heat recovery and energy conversion applications.

Chemical and Catalytic Applications: Lead sulfide powder can be utilized as a catalyst in various chemical reactions. It has found applications in industries such as petrochemicals, where it can be used in catalytic processes to facilitate specific chemical reactions.

Lubricants and Additives: Lead sulfide powder has been used as an additive in lubricants to improve their performance and reduce friction. It can enhance the anti-wear and extreme pressure properties of lubricating oils, making it beneficial in various industrial and automotive applications.

Research and Development: Lead sulfide powder is used in research and development activities, particularly in the fields of material science, chemistry, and physics. Its unique semiconductor properties make it a valuable material for studying various physical and chemical phenomena.