Gadolinium (III) Oxide
Gadolinium oxide (Gadolinia) is a white powder inorganic chemical compound with the formula Gd2O3. It is used as a raw material in the manufacture of Gadolinium metal, in optical coatings, the glass industry, electronics industry and in many chemical applications. It has a main use in various fluorescent compounds, screen-sensitivity increasing materials, absorption material in atomic reactions, nuclear fuels and magnetic bubble materials.
Forms available:Powder, Tablets, Pieces, Sputter Targets, Granules
Typical Properties and Chemical Specifications:
CAS Number 12064-62-9
Available Purities 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%
Color White to off white (beige)
Molecular Weight 362.50
Crystal Structure Monoclinic, cubic
Density 7.407 gm cm3
Melting Point About 2350oC
Solubility in Water Insoluble, (soluble in acid)
Gadolinium Oxide easily absorbs moisture and carbon dioxide from the air.
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