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Erbium Boride

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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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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 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 Products & Element Information

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

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)

αvβ3-Isoform specific erbium complexes highly specific for bladder cancer imaging and photodynamic therapy., Zhou, Yan, Chan Chi-Fai, Kwong Daniel W. J., Law Ga-Lai, Cobb Steven, Wong Wai-Kwok, and Wong Ka-Leung , Chem Commun (Camb), 2017 Jan 03, Volume 53, Issue 3, p.557-560, (2017)

Fractional Erbium-Doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Laser Versus Microneedling in Treatment of Atrophic Acne Scars: A Randomized Split-Face Clinical Study., Osman, Mai Abdel Raou, Shokeir Hisham Ali, and Fawzy Marwa M. , Dermatol Surg, 2017 Jan, Volume 43 Suppl 1, p.S47-S56, (2017)

Management of facial papular elastosis by a new generation of dual-mode erbium: yttrium aluminium garnet (Er-YAG) laser: report of a case., Basso, D, Ribero S, Dietrich N, Beltraminelli H, Borradori L, and Adatto M , J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol, 2017 Jan, Volume 31, Issue 1, p.e1-e2, (2017)

Improvement of erythema dyschromicum perstans using a combination of the 1,550-nm erbium-doped fractionated laser and topical tacrolimus ointment., Wolfshohl, Jon A., Geddes Elizabeth R. C., Stout Ashlyn B., and Friedman Paul M. , Lasers Surg Med, 2017 Jan, Volume 49, Issue 1, p.60-62, (2017)

Measurement of absolute frequency of continuous-wave terahertz radiation in real time using a free-running, dual-wavelength mode-locked, erbium-doped fibre laser., Hu, Guoqing, Mizuguchi Tatsuya, Zhao Xin, Minamikawa Takeo, Mizuno Takahiko, Yang Yuli, Li Cui, Bai Ming, Zheng Zheng, and Yasui Takeshi , Sci Rep, 2017 Feb 10, Volume 7, p.42082, (2017)

Probing the spiral magnetic phase in 6 nm textured erbium using polarised neutron reflectometry., Satchell, N, Witt J D. S., Burnell G, Curran P J., Kinane C J., Charlton T R., Langridge S, and Cooper J F. K. , J Phys Condens Matter, 2017 Feb 08, Volume 29, Issue 5, p.055801, (2017)

Erbium:yttrium aluminum garnet laser versus Q-switched neodymium:yttrium aluminum garnet laser for the treatment of xanthelasma palpebrarum., Balevi, Ali, Ustuner Pelin, and Ozdemir Mustafa , J Cosmet Laser Ther, 2017 Feb 02, p.1-6, (2017)

Prediction performance of reservoir computing systems based on a diode-pumped erbium-doped microchip laser subject to optical feedback., Nguimdo, Romain Modeste, Lacot Eric, Jacquin Olivier, Hugon Olivier, Van der Sande Guy, and de Chatellus Hugues Guillet , Opt Lett, 2017 Feb 01, Volume 42, Issue 3, p.375-378, (2017)


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