Gadolinium Metal

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Gadolinium is a soft, silvery, malleable and ductile metal, a member of the lanthanide group of the periodic table.

Symbol: Gd

Atomic number: 64

Atomic weight: 157.25

Element category: lanthanide

Application of gadolinium metal

Gadolinium has no large-scale applications but has a variety of specialized uses. For example, gadolinium can improve the workability and resistance to high temperature of several alloys; gadolinium can be used in neutron therapy; gadolinium alloys are used to make magnets and electronic components, etc.

High refractive index glass or garnets, lasers, X-ray tubes, computer memories, neutron capture, MRI contrast agent, NMR relaxation agent, magnetostrictive alloys such as Galfenol, steel additive, etc.

Edgetech Industries now can provide various Gd metal products including:

Material: reduced gadolinium, distilled gadolinium

Irregular: powder, lump, chunk, granules, particles, sublimed dendritic

Solid Gd metal: Ingot, block, foil, sheet, plate, disc, rod, wire, pellets, sputtering target, and other customized parts.