Thulium, a bright silvery luster, is the second least abundant rare earth metal.
Thulium metal is rare and expensive, so it almost has no commercial applications. Holmium-chromium-thulium triple-doped Yttrium aluminum garnet (Ho:Cr:Tm:YAG, or Ho,Cr,Tm:YAG) is an active laser medium material with high efficiency. Thulium isotopes can be used as a X-ray source.
Application of thulium
Thulium is used as the radiation source for portable X-ray devices which are important tools for medical and dental diagnosis. Thulium is also a component of lasers with emissions in the microwave region, which makes them useful in military, medicine and meteorology.
Edgetech Industries now can provide various Tm metal products including:
Material: reduced Tm, distilled Tm metal (Tm sublimed dendritic)
Irregular: powder, lump, chunk, granules, particles.
Solid: Ingot, block, sheet, plate, disc, rod, wire, pellets, sputtering target and other customized parts.