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Thorium Slugs

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Thorium Slugs Properties

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1842 °C

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4820 °C


232.03 kg/m3

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144 MPa

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About Thorium Slugs

American Elements specializes in producing Thorium Ribbons in various thicknesses and sizes. Most ribbon is rolled for use in coating and thin film Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes including Thermal and Electron Beam (E-Beam) Evaporation, Low Temperature Organic Evaporation, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Organometallic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) for specific applications such as fuel cells and solar energy. Thicknesses up to 0.02" and widths up to 1" are available for most metals. Materials are produced using crystallization, solid state and other ultra high purification processes such as sublimation. American Elements specializes in producing custom compositions for commercial and research applications and for new proprietary technologies. American Elements also casts any of the rare earth metals and most other advanced materials into rod, bar, or plate form, as well as other machined shapes and through other processes such as nanoparticles and in the form of solutions and organometallics. We also produce Thorium as rods, powder and plates. Other shapes are available by request.

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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 Thorium products. Thorium (atomic symbol: Th, atomic number: 90) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 7 element with an atomic weight of 232.03806. The number of electrons in each of thorium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 10, 2] and its electron configuration is [Rn] 6d2 7s2. Thorium Bohr ModelThe thorium atom has a radius of 179 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 237 pm. Thorium was first discovered by Jöns Jakob Berzelius in 1829. The name Thorium originates from the Scandinavian god Thor, the Norse god of war and thunder. Elemental ThoriumIn its elemental form, thorium has a silvery, sometimes black-tarnished, appearance. It is found in small amounts in most rocks and soils. Thorium is a radioactive element that is currently the best contender for replacing uranium as nuclear fuel for nuclear reactors. It provides greater safety benefits, an absence of non-fertile isotopes, and it is both more available and abundant in the Earth's crust than uranium.

Recent Research

A Thorium Chalcogenolate Series Generated by Atom Insertion into Thorium-Carbon Bonds., Settineri, Nicholas S., Garner Mary E., and Arnold John , J Am Chem Soc, 2017 May 03, Volume 139, Issue 17, p.6261-6269, (2017)

Formation and Characterization of Homoleptic Thorium Isocyanide Complexes., Chen, Xiuting, Li Qingnuan, Gong Yu, Andrews Lester, Liebov Benjamin K., Fang Zongtang, and Dixon David A. , Inorg Chem, 2017 May 01, Volume 56, Issue 9, p.5060-5068, (2017)

Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of the Sterically Crowded Th(3+) Complex (C5Me5)3Th Including Formation of the Thorium Carbonyl, [(C5Me5)3Th(CO)][BPh4]., Langeslay, Ryan R., Chen Guo P., Windorff Cory J., Chan Alan K., Ziller Joseph W., Furche Filipp, and Evans William J. , J Am Chem Soc, 2017 Mar 08, Volume 139, Issue 9, p.3387-3398, (2017)

Mass Spectrometric Determination of Uranium and Thorium in High Radiopurity Polymers Using Ultra Low Background Electroformed Copper Crucibles for Dry Ashing., Arnquist, Isaac J., Hoppe Eric J., Bliss Mary, and Grate Jay W. , Anal Chem, 2017 Mar 07, Volume 89, Issue 5, p.3101-3107, (2017)

Thorium and Uranium Hydride Phosphorus and Arsenic Bearing Molecules with Single and Double Actinide-Pnictogen and Bridged Agostic Hydrogen Bonds., Andrews, Lester, Cho Han-Gook, K Thanthiriwatte Sahan, and Dixon David A. , Inorg Chem, 2017 Mar 06, Volume 56, Issue 5, p.2949-2957, (2017)

Thorium Chemistry in Oxo-Tellurium System under Extreme Conditions., Xiao, Bin, Kegler Philip, Bosbach Dirk, and Alekseev Evgeny V. , Inorg Chem, 2017 Mar 06, Volume 56, Issue 5, p.2926-2935, (2017)

Thorium impact on tobacco root transcriptome., Mazari, Kateřina, Landa Premysl, Přerostová Sylva, Müller Karel, Vaňková Radomíra, Soudek Petr, and Vaněk Tomáš , J Hazard Mater, 2017 Mar 05, Volume 325, p.163-169, (2017)

Thoron Mitigation System based on charcoal bed for applications in thorium fuel cycle facilities (part 2): Development, characterization, and performance evaluation., K Kumara, Sudeep, Sahoo B K., Gaware J J., Sapra B K., Mayya Y S., and Karunakara N , J Environ Radioact, 2017 Jun, Volume 172, p.249-260, (2017)

Thoron Mitigation System based on charcoal bed for applications in thorium fuel cycle facilities (part 1): Development of theoretical models for design considerations., Sahoo, B K., K Kumara Sudeep, Karunakara N, Gaware J J., Sapra B K., and Mayya Y S. , J Environ Radioact, 2017 Jun, Volume 172, p.237-248, (2017)

Retardation of uranium and thorium by a cementitious backfill developed for radioactive waste disposal., Felipe-Sotelo, M, Hinchliff J, Field L P., Milodowski A E., Preedy O, and Read D , Chemosphere, 2017 Jul, Volume 179, p.127-138, (2017)


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