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Erbium Boride

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Erbium Boride Properties

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Gray to black powder or crystals

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2450 °C

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7 g/cm3

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About Erbium Boride

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 Boride Synonyms

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

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Packaging Specifications

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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements

See more Erbium products. Erbium (atomic symbol: Er, atomic number: 68) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic radius of 167.259. Erbium Bohr Modelhe 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. Erbium is a member of the lanthanide or rare earth series of elements.Elemental Erbium Picture 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.

Recent Research

Combined Fractional Treatment of Acne Scars Involving Non-ablative 1,550-nm Erbium-glass Laser and Micro-needling Radiofrequency: A 16-week Prospective, Randomized Split-face Study., Kwon, Hyuck Hoon, Park Hae Young, Choi Sun Chul, Bae Youin, Kang Chanhee, Jung Jae Yoon, and Park Gyeong-Hun , Acta Derm Venereol, 2017 May 17, (2017)

Ferromagnetic coupling in a chloride-bridged erbium single-molecule magnet., Hilgar, J D., Flores B S., and Rinehart J D. , Chem Commun (Camb), 2017 May 10, (2017)

200-fs mode-locked Erbium-doped fiber laser by using mechanically exfoliated MoS2 saturable absorber onto D-shaped optical fiber., Aiub, Eduardo J., Steinberg David, de Souza Eunézio A. Thoroh, and Saito Lúcia A. M. , Opt Express, 2017 May 01, Volume 25, Issue 9, p.10546-10552, (2017)

Comparative assessment of erbium fiber ring lasers and reflective SOA linear lasers for fiber Bragg grating dynamic strain sensing., Wei, Heming, and Krishnaswamy Sridhar , Appl Opt, 2017 May 01, Volume 56, Issue 13, p.3867-3874, (2017)

Molecular effects of fractional ablative erbium:YAG laser treatment with multiple stacked pulses on standardized human three-dimensional organotypic skin models., Schmitt, Laurenz, Amann P M., Marquardt Y, Heise R, Czaja K, Gerber P A., Steiner T, Hölzle F, and Baron Jens Malte , Lasers Med Sci, 2017 May, Volume 32, Issue 4, p.805-814, (2017)

Erbium, Chromium:Yttrium-Scandium-Gallium-Garnet Laser Effectively Ablates Single-Species Biofilms on Titanium Disks Without Detectable Surface Damage., Strever, Jason M., Lee Jaebum, Ealick William, Peacock Mark, Shelby Daniel, Susin Cristiano, Mettenberg Donald, El-Awady Ahmed, Rueggeberg Frederick, and Cutler Christopher W. , J Periodontol, 2017 May, Volume 88, Issue 5, p.484-492, (2017)

Perovskite-Erbium Silicate Nanosheet Hybrid Waveguide Photodetectors at the Near-Infrared Telecommunication Band., Zhang, Xuehong, Yang Shuzhen, Zhou Hong, Liang Junwu, Liu Huawei, Xia Hui, Zhu Xiaoli, Jiang Ying, Zhang Qinglin, Hu Wei, et al. , Adv Mater, 2017 Mar 29, (2017)

Vaginal erbium laser as second-generation thermotherapy for the genitourinary syndrome of menopause: a pilot study in breast cancer survivors., Gambacciani, Marco, and Levancini Marco , Menopause, 2017 Mar, Volume 24, Issue 3, p.316-319, (2017)

Tunable erbium-doped microbubble laser fabricated by sol-gel coating., Yang, Yong, Lei Fuchuan, Kasumie Sho, Xu Linhua, Ward Jonathan M., Yang Lan, and Chormaic Síle Nic , Opt Express, 2017 Jan 23, Volume 25, Issue 2, p.1308-1313, (2017)

Modulating Single-Molecule Magnetic Behavior of a Dinuclear Erbium(III) Complex by Solvent Exchange., Ge, Jing-Yuan, Cui Long, Li Jing, Yu Fei, Song You, Zhang Yi-Quan, Zuo Jing-Lin, and Kurmoo Mohamedally , Inorg Chem, 2017 Jan 03, Volume 56, Issue 1, p.336-343, (2017)


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