Tungsten Shot



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W-M-02-SHO (2N) 99% Tungsten Shot Request
W-M-03-SHO (3N) 99.9% Tungsten Shot Request
W-M-04-SHO (4N) 99.99% Tungsten Shot Request
W-M-05-SHO (5N) 99.999% Tungsten Shot Request


American Elements specializes in producing high purity Tungsten Shot with the highest possible density and smallest possible average grain sizes for use in semiconductor, 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), Metallic-Organic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD). Our standard Shot sizes range from 1-3mm . We can also provide Shot outside this range for ultra high purity thin film applications, such as fuel cells and solar energy layers. 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 Tungsten as powder, ingot, pieces, pellets, disc, granules, wire, and in compound forms, such as oxide. Other shapes are available by request.

Chemical Identifiers

Formula W
CAS 7440-33-7
Pubchem CID 23964
MDL MFCD00011461
EC No. 231-143-9
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/W


Molecular Weight 183.85
Appearance Silvery
Melting Point 3410 °C
Boiling Point 5900 °C
Density 19.3 g/cm3
Tensile Strength 750 MPa
Thermal Conductivity 1.73 W/m K
Electronegativity 1.7 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.133 J/g mol (20 °C)
Heat of Vaporization 806.7 kJ/mol
Heat of Fusion 35.3 kJ/mol

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H228-H315-H319
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
RTECS Number YO7175000
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A

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.

Related Products

WSee more Tungsten products. Tungsten (atomic symbol: W, atomic number: 74) is a Block D, Group 6, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 183.84. The number of electrons in each of tungsten's shells is [2, 8, 18, 32, 12, 2] and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f14 5d4 6s2. The tungsten atom has a radius of 139 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 210 pm. Tungsten was discovered by Torbern Bergman in 1781 and first isolated by Juan José Elhuyar and Fausto Elhuyar in 1783. In its elemental form, tungsten has a grayish white, lustrous appearance. Tungsten has the highest melting point of all the metallic elements and a density comparable to that or uranium or gold and about 1.7 times that of lead. Tungsten alloys are often used to make filaments and targets of x-ray tubes. It is found in the minerals scheelite (CaWO4) and wolframite [(Fe,Mn)WO4]. In reference to its density, Tungsten gets its name from the Swedish words tung and sten, meaning heavy stone.


Recent Research & Development for Tungsten

  • Catalytic properties of highly ordered crystalline nanoporous tungsten oxide in butanol dehydration. Choi H, Lee E, Jin M, Park YK, Kim JM, Jeon JK. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2014 Nov
  • Impact of a conductive oxide core in tungsten sulfide-based nanostructures on the hydrogen evolution reaction. Seo B, Jeong HY, Hong SY, Zak A, Joo SH. Chem Commun (Camb). 2015 Apr 30
  • [Successful sealing of coronary perforation occurring during percutaneous coronary intervention by tungsten coil:case report]. Huang S, Zhao X, Cui Y. Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi. 2015 Jan
  • Detection of volatile organic compounds using flexible gas sensing devices based on tungsten oxide nanostructures functionalized with Au and Pt nanoparticles. Vallejos S, Gràcia I, Bravo J, Figueras E, Hubálek J, Cané C. Talanta. 2015 Jul 1
  • [Preparation and optical properties of tantalum tungsten bronze]. Mu WJ, Xie X, Li XL, Zhang R, Lü K, Wei HY. Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 2015 Jan
  • Office Paper Platform for Bioelectrochromic Detection of Electrochemically Active Bacteria using Tungsten Trioxide Nanoprobes. Marques AC, Santos L, Costa MN, Dantas JM, Duarte P, Gonçalves A, Martins R, Salgueiro CA, Fortunato E. Sci Rep. 2015 Apr 20
  • Tungsten Carbide-Cobalt Nanoparticles Induce Reactive Oxygen Species, AKT, ERK, AP-1, NF-κB, VEGF, and Angiogenesis. Liu LZ, Ding M, Zheng JZ, Zhu Y, Fenderson BA, Li B, Yu JJ, Jiang BH. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2015 Apr 19.
  • Surfactant-Free Synthesis of Plasmonic Tungsten Oxide Nanowires with Visible-Light-Enhanced Hydrogen Generation from Ammonia Borane. Lou Z, Gu Q, Xu L, Liao Y, Xue C. Chem Asian J. 2015 Apr 15.
  • The low coordination number of nitrogen in hard tungsten nitrides: a first-principles study. Zhao Z, Bao K, Duan D, Tian F, Huang Y, Yu H, Liu Y, Liu B, Cui T. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2015 May 13
  • Synthesis of Centimeter-Scale Monolayer Tungsten Disulfide Film on Gold Foils. Yun SJ, Chae SH, Kim H, Park JC, Park JH, Han GH, Lee JS, Kim SM, Oh HM, Seok J, Jeong MS, Kim KK, Lee YH. ACS Nano. 2015 Apr 20.
  • Synthesis of Centimeter-Scale Monolayer Tungsten Disulfide Film on Gold Foils. Yun SJ, Chae SH, Kim H, Park JC, Park JH, Han GH, Lee JS, Kim SM, Oh HM, Seok J, Jeong MS, Kim KK, Lee YH. ACS Nano. 2015 Apr 14. : ACS Nano

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We recognize many of our customers are purchasing small quantities directly online as trial samples in anticipation of placing a larger future order or multiple orders as a raw material for production. Since our primary business is the production of industrial quantities and/or highly consistent batches which can be used for commercial production and purchased repeatedly in smaller quantity, American Elements offers trial samples at no charge on the following basis. Within 6 months of purchasing materials directly online from us, you have the option to refer back to that order and advise that it is the intention of your company, institution or lab to either purchase a larger quantity, purchase the material in regular intervals or purchase more on some other basis.

We will then evaluate your future needs and assuming the quantity or number of future purchases qualify, we will fully credit your purchase price with the next order. Because of the many variables in the quantity and number of orders you may place, it is impossible to evaluate whether your future order(s) will qualify for this program prior to your placing your next order. Please know American Elements strongly desires to make this free sample program available to you and will make every effort to do so once your next order is placed.