Erbium Boride

CAS 12310-44-0

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Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
ErB4 12310-44-0 135258506 N/A N/A 235-578-5 N/A N/A N/A InChI=1/3B4O7.2Er/c3*5-1-7-3-9-2(6)10-4(8-1)11-3;;/q3*-2;2*+3 N/A

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density

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Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
B4Er 210.503 Gray to black powder or crystals 2450 °C N/A 7 g/cm3 N/A N/A N/A Safety Data Sheet

Boride IonErbium Boride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Borides are hard, high-melting materials with metal-like conductivity. They are stable to nonoxidizing acids but break down in strong oxidizing agents and strong alkalis. Borides are used in semiconductors, superconductors, diamagnetic, paramagnetic, ferromagnetic, anti-ferromagnetic, turbine blades, and rocket nozzles. Borides have recently been discovered to be superconductive and ultra-incompressible. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Erbium Bohr ModelErbium Element SymbolErbium (atomic symbol: Er, atomic number: 68) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic radius of 167.259. The number of electrons in each of Erbium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 30, 8, 2] and its electron configuration is [Xe]4f12 6s2. The erbium atom has a radius of 176 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 235 pm. Erbium was discovered by Carl Mosander in 1843. Sources of Erbium include the mineral monazite and sand ores. Elemental Erbium PictureErbium is a member of the lanthanide or rare earth series of elements. In its elemental form, erbium is soft and malleable; it is fairly stable in air and does not oxidize as rapidly as some of the other rare-earth metals. Erbiums ions fluoresce in a bright pink color, making them highly useful for imaging and optical applications. . It is named after the Swedish town, Ytterby where it was first discovered. For more information on Erbium, including properties, satefy data, research, and American Elements' catalog of Erbium products, visit the Erbium Information Center.

Boron(B) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolBoron (atomic symbol: B, atomic number: 5) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 2 element with an atomic weight of 10.81. Boron Bohr Model The number of electrons in each of boron's shells is 2, 3 and its electron configuration is [He] 2s2 2p1. The boron atom has a radius of 90 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 192 pm. Boron was discovered by Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac and Louis Jacques Thénard in 1808. It was first isolated by Humphry Davy, also in 1808. Boron is classified as a metalloid is not found naturally on earth. Elemental Boron Along with carbon and nitrogen, boron is one of the few elements in the periodic table known to form stable compounds featuring triple bonds.Boron has an energy band gap of 1.50 to 1.56 eV, which is higher than that of either silicon or germanium. Boron is found in borates, borax, boric acid, colemanite, kernite, and ulexite.The name Boron originates from a combination of carbon and the Arabic word buraqu meaning borax. For more information on boron, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of boron products, visit the Boron Information Center.

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Erbium tetraboride , Erbium boride (ErB4), (T-4)-

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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Erbium

  • M.H.M. Ahmed, N.M. Ali, Z.S. Salleh, A.A. Rahman, S.W. Harun, M. Manaf, H. Arof, Q-switched erbium doped fiber laser based on single and multiple walled carbon nanotubes embedded in polyethylene oxide film as saturable absorber, Optics & Laser Technology, Volume 65, January 2015
  • Wei Mao, Takumi Chikada, Akihiro Suzuki, Takayuki Terai, Hydrogen diffusion along grain boundaries in erbium oxide coatings, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Volume 455, Issues 1–3, December 2014
  • Junfa Zhao, Cheng Zhang, Changyun Miao, Hong Gu, Switchable narrow linewidth single-longitudinal mode erbium fiber laser by using saturable-absorber filter and cavity loss control, Optics Communications, Volume 331, 15 November 2014
  • Handing Xia, Heping Li, Zegao Wang, Yuanfu Chen, Xiaoxia Zhang, Xionggui Tang, Yong Liu, Nanosecond pulse generation in a graphene mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser, Optics Communications, Volume 330, 1 November 2014
  • N.A. Cholan, M.H. Al-Mansoori, A.S.M. Noor, A. Ismail, M.A. Mahdi, Formation, properties and role of residual waves as seeds in multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser, Optics Communications, Volume 329, 15 October 2014
  • Pedro S. Pereira da Silva, Pablo Martín-Ramos, Manuela Ramos Silva, Victor Lavín, Pedro Chamorro-Posada, Jesús Martín-Gil, X-ray analysis, molecular modeling and NIR-luminescence of erbium(III) 2,4-octanedionate complexes with N,N-donors, Polyhedron, Volume 81, 15 October 2014
  • Z. Potucek, A.P. Skvortsov, N.K. Poletaev, Z. Bryknar, L. Jastrabik, A. Dejneka, V.A. Trepakov, Optical spectroscopy of erbium-doped SrTiO3 crystals, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 154, October 2014
  • O. Toma, S. Georgescu, Excited-state absorption in erbium-doped calcium lithium niobium gallium garnet, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 154, October 2014
  • Keiji Kuroda, Ayako Suzuki, Yuzo Yoshikuni, Control and probe of population inversion using nanosecond pulse trains in an erbium-doped fiber amplifier, Optical Fiber Technology, Volume 20, Issue 5, October 2014
  • M.H.M. Ahmed, N.M. Ali, Z.S. Salleh, A.A. Rahman, S.W. Harun, M. Manaf, H. Arof, All fiber mode-locked Erbium-doped fiber laser using single-walled carbon nanotubes embedded into polyvinyl alcohol film as saturable absorber, Optics & Laser Technology, Volume 62, October 2014

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