Element Zirconium has an appearance of silvery metal, and the density is 6.52 g/cm3. In the 1990s, about 90% of zirconium produced every year is consumed by the nuclear industry as zirconium tubes, to make fuel rods. However, as more and more people get familiar with Zr and its compound, more applications have been found. Zirconium metal has relatively high mechanical strength at high temperatures and great resistance to corrosive chemicals. Typical products made of zirconium metal include tubs, rods, sheets, and foil. Since zirconium metal could withstand quite a high temperature(M.P 1800C), zirconium crucibles are widely used to melt other metals. Pure metal is also used as a lining in jet engines.
Zirconium-based alloys have also been found to have some special properties. Zirconium has been used to make high-temperature superconductive alloys and Zr crystal bars are often used as the raw material for high-purity zirconium metal. Zirconium alloys are also considered to be promising materials for commercial amorphous metal, also called metallic glass. Compared with common iron-based amorphous metal materials, zirconium-based alloys are much easier to make the amorphous phase.
The major end uses of zircon (ZrSiO4) are refractories, ceramic opacification, and foundry sands. Zircon is also marketed as a natural gemstone used in jewelry.
Shape: Micro Zirconium Powder, Zirconium Crystal Bar, Nano Zirconium Powder, Rod, Plate, Tube, Foil, Wire, Flange, Fastener, Crucible, Pipe Fitting, Mesh, Sheet, Bar, Sputtering Target, Custom Fabrication, Strip, Pellet, Ribbon, Ring, Spring, Sponge, Sand, etc.
Robust and Resilient: Zirconium stands as a testament to durability. Its exceptional resistance to corrosion, even in aggressive environments, makes it an essential choice for applications demanding longevity.
Nuclear Applications: Zirconium's low neutron-capture cross-section and resistance to corrosion have established it as a crucial component in nuclear reactors, particularly as a cladding material for fuel rods.
Aerospace and Defense: Zirconium alloys play a pivotal role in aerospace and defense applications, contributing to the development of lightweight yet strong components for aircraft and missile systems.
Chemical Processing: Zirconium's resistance to corrosive substances positions it as an indispensable material in chemical processing, where it aids in the construction of reaction vessels, heat exchangers, and other critical equipment.
Medical Implants: Zirconium's biocompatibility and resistance to wear make it an attractive choice for medical implants, particularly in joint replacements and dental applications.
At Stanford Advanced Materials, we offer a diverse array of zirconium products that meet rigorous quality standards. Our offerings encompass:
Zirconium Bars and Rods: High-purity zirconium bars and rods designed for specialized applications in aerospace, nuclear technology, and chemical industries.
Zirconium Sheets and Plates: Precision-engineered zirconium sheets and plates that offer exceptional strength and corrosion resistance, suitable for demanding applications.
Zirconium Foil: Ultra-thin zirconium foil is suitable for specialized industries such as electronics, aerospace, and nuclear technology.
Quality Assurance: We are dedicated to providing zirconium products of the highest quality, adhering to strict industry standards and meticulous specifications.
Technical Expertise: Our team of experts possesses in-depth knowledge and experience, offering personalized technical support and guidance tailored to your specific requirements.
Custom Solutions: We understand that each application is unique. Our flexible approach enables us to customize zirconium solutions to precisely match your needs.
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