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Scandium Micropowder / Microparticles

Scandium Micropowder / Microparticles

Scandium Micropowder / Microparticles
Product No NRE-8042
CAS No. 7440-20-2
Formula  Sc
Molecular Weight 44.9 g/mol
APS <100µm (can be customized)
Purity 99.99%
Color Grey Black
Density 3.86g/cm3
Melting Point 1541 °C
Boiling Point 2836 °C

Scandium Micropowder / Microparticles

Samarium has no biological role, but it has been observed to stimulate the metabolism. Soluble salts of samarium are moderately toxic when ingested and are associated with health risks as exposure to samarium causes irritation to the skin and eyes.

Scandium is one of the rare chemicals found in homes in equipment such as color televisions, fluorescent lights, energy-saving light bulbs, and eyewear. The use of scandium is still increasing due to its suitability for catalysts and glass polishing.

The main application by volume is aluminum-scandium alloys for aerospace and sports equipment (bicycles, baseball bats, etc.) using high-performance materials. It has been shown to reduce solidification cracks when welding high strength aluminum alloys.

Scandium is rarely found in nature, as it is found in very small quantities. Scandium is usually found only in two different types of minerals. Tortveitite is the main source of scandium, and uranium tailings byproducts are also an important source. World production is only 50 kg per year. There is no estimate of how much is potentially available.

Scandium is only the 50th most abundant element in the chamber and is widely distributed, being present in trace amounts in over 800 minerals. The blue color of the aquamarine variety of beryl is believed to be caused by scandium.