Samarium metal is a lustrous, brittle, silvery-yellow metal. It is relatively hard and tarnishes in air.
Samarium Metal is primarily utilized in the production of Samarium-Cobalt (Sm2Co17) permanent magnets with one of the highest resistances to demagnetization known. High purity Samarium Metal is also used in making speciality alloy and sputtering targets. Samarium-149 has high cross-section for neutron capture (41,000 barns) and is therefore used in the control rods of nuclear reactors. Samarium Metal can be further processed to various shapes of sheets, wires, foils, slabs, rods, discs and powder.
Applications of Samarium:
One of the most important applications of samarium is in samarium-cobalt magnets, which have a nominal composition of SmCo5 or Sm2Co17. Samarium and its compounds can be used as catalyst and chemical reagent. In its usual oxidized form, samarium is added to ceramics and glasses where it increases absorption of infrared light. Samarium-149 has high cross-section for neutron capture and is therefore used in the control rods of nuclear reactors.
Specifications of SAM Samarium Metal:
Samarium Metal Powder
-40 mesh, -100 mesh or other sizes
Samarium Metal Sputtering Target
Disks, Plates, and other shapes.
We also supply Samarium foil, sheet, rod, wire and other forms on request.
Packaging of Samarium Metals:
Our samarium metals are clearly tagged and labeled externally to ensure efficient identification and quality control. Great care is taken to avoid any damage which might be caused during storage or transportation.
Other Rare Earth Elements:
Scandium, Europium, Thulium, Dysprosium, Cerium, Lanthanum