Erbium Boride

ErB4

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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.

Synonyms

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

Chemical Identifiers

Formula ErB4
CAS 12310-44-0
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EC No. 235-578-5
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InchI Identifier InChI=1/3B4O7.2Er/c3*5-1-7-3-9-2(6)10-4(8-1)11-3;;/q3*-2;2*+3
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Properties

Compound Formula B4Er
Molecular Weight 210.503
Appearance Gray to black powder or crystals
Melting Point 2450 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 7 g/cm3
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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 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Element(s)

Er Erbium (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. Erbium 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.

Research

Recent Research & Development for Erbium

  • Erbium resurfacing: "a weaker option"?. Khatri KA. Dermatol Surg. 2015 May
  • Stable single-polarization single-longitudinal-mode linear cavity erbium-doped fiber laser based on structured chirped fiber Bragg grating. Yin B, Liu Z, Feng S, Bai Y, Li H, Jian S. Appl Opt. 2015 Jan 1
  • Treatment of Epidermal Cysts With Erbium: YAG Laser Fenestration: An Alternative to Surgical Intervention. Feng CJ, Ma H. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 May
  • Short-term effect of vaginal erbium laser on the genitourinary syndrome of menopause. Gambacciani M, Levancini M. Minerva Ginecol. 2015 Apr
  • Trepanation or complete removal of the outer table of the calvarium for granulation induction: the Erbium:YAG laser as an alternative to the rose head burr. Valesky EM, Vogl T, Kaufmann R, Meissner M. Dermatology. 2015
  • Comparison of Micro-Leakage from Resin-Modified Glass Ionomer Restorations in Cavities Prepared by Er:YAG (Erbium-Doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) Laser and Conventional Method in Primary Teeth. Bahrololoomi Z, Razavi F, Soleymani AA. J Lasers Med Sci. 2014 Fall
  • Argon laser versus erbium:YAG laser in the treatment of xanthelasma palpebrarum. Abdelkader M, Alashry SE. Saudi J Ophthalmol. 2015 Apr-Jun
  • 980nm pumped erbium doped tellurium oxide planar rib waveguide laser and amplifier with gain in S, C and L band. Vu K, Farahani S, Madden S. Opt Express. 2015 Jan 26
  • Effects of erbium-and chromium-doped yttrium scandium gallium garnet and diode lasers on the surfaces of restorative dental materials: a scanning electron microscope study. Hatipoglu M, Barutcigil C. Niger J Clin Pract. 2015 Mar-Apr
  • Development of erbium phosphate doped poly(glycidyl methacrylate/ethylene dimethacrylate) spin columns for selective enrichment of phosphopeptides. Güzel Y, Rainer M, Messner CB, Hussain S, Meischl F, Sasse M, Tessadri R, Bonn GK. J Sep Sci. 2015 May

Recent Research & Development for Borides

  • Molybdenum boride and carbide catalyze hydrogen evolution in both acidic and basic solutions. Vrubel H, Hu X. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2012 Dec 14
  • Corrosion behavior of titanium boride composite coating fabricated on commercially pure titanium in Ringer's solution for bioimplant applications. Sivakumar B, Singh R, Pathak LC. Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2015 Mar
  • Tunable field emission characteristics of ZnO nanowires coated with varied thickness of lanthanum boride thin films. Zhao CX, Li YF, Chen J, Deng SZ, Xu NS. Ultramicroscopy. 2013 Sep
  • A photoelectron spectroscopy and density functional study of di-tantalum boride clusters: Ta2B(x)- (x = 2-5). Xie L, Li WL, Romanescu C, Huang X, Wang LS. J Chem Phys. 2013 Jan 21
  • Low-cost industrially available molybdenum boride and carbide as "platinum-like" catalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction in biphasic liquid systems. Scanlon MD, Bian X, Vrubel H, Amstutz V, Schenk K, Hu X, Liu B, Girault HH. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2013 Feb 28
  • Wet-chemical synthesis of nanoscale iron boride, XAFS analysis and crystallisation to α-FeB. Rades S, Kornowski A, Weller H, Albert B. Chemphyschem. 2011 Jun 20
  • Molybdenum boride and carbide catalyze hydrogen evolution in both acidic and basic solutions. Vrubel H, Hu X. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2012 Dec 14: Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
  • Tunable field emission characteristics of ZnO nanowires coated with varied thickness of lanthanum boride thin films. Zhao CX, Li YF, Chen J, Deng SZ, Xu NS. Ultramicroscopy. 2013 Sep: Ultramicroscopy
  • A photoelectron spectroscopy and density functional study of di-tantalum boride clusters: Ta2B(x)- (x = 2-5). Xie L, Li WL, Romanescu C, Huang X, Wang LS. J Chem Phys. 2013 Jan 21: J Chem Phys
  • Corrosion behavior of titanium boride composite coating fabricated on commercially pure titanium in Ringer's solution for bioimplant applications. Sivakumar B, Singh R, Pathak LC. Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2015 Mar: Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl

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