Ultra Thin Gadolinium Nanofoil



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Molecular Weight 157.25
Appearance Silvery
Melting Point 1312 °C
Boiling Point 3250 °C
Density 7901kg/m3
Tensile Strength N/A
Thermal Conductivity 0.105 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K
Electronegativity 1.1 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.055 Cal/g/K @ 25 °C
Heat of Vaporization 72 K-Cal/gm atom at 3266 °C
Heat of Fusion 3.70 Cal/gm mole

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H261
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 3208 4.3/PG 3
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A


American Elements' Nanometal™ nanofoil manufacturing unit produces ultra thin foil as thin as only 50 nm thick in diameters up to 910 mm. Typically, foils are in thicknesses from 20 nm to 1000 nm, 1 micron, 2 micron, and up to a few microns thick. Nanometal™ ultra thin foil can also be produced on a substrate with a parting agent to permit removal by floating and can then be mounted on frames. Frames may be washers, rings, or more-complicated assemblies. For foils >1 micron thick see our Gadolinium Foil page. We also produce Gadolinium as rods, powder and plates. Other shapes are available by request.


3.70 Cal/gm mole

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Gd
CAS 7440-54-2
Pubchem CID 23982
MDL MFCD00011022
EC No. 231-162-2
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Gd

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 & Element Information

See more Gadolinium products. Gadolinium (atomic symbol: Gd, atomic number: 64) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic radius of 157.25. Gadolinium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Gadolinium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 25, 9, 2] and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f7 5d1 6s2. The gadolinium atom has a radius of 180 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 237 pm. Gadolinium was discovered by Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac in 1880 and first isolated by Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1886. In its elemental form, gadolinium has a silvery-white appearance. Gadolinium is a rare earth or lanthanide element that possesses unique properties advantageous to specialized applications such as semiconductor fabrication and nuclear reactor shielding. Elemental Gadolinium PictureIt is utilized for both its high magnetic moment (7.94μ B) and in phosphors and scintillator crystals. When complexed with EDTA ligands, it is used as an injectable contrast agent for MRIs. The element is named after the Finnish chemist and geologist Johan Gadolin.