Cadmium Single Crystal 48Cd112.40

Discovered in 1817 by F. Stromeyer at Göttingen, Germany.

[Latin: cadmia = calamine] French: cadmium
German: kadmium
Italian: cadmio
Spanish: cadmio

Description: Cadmium is a silvery metal that tarnishes in air, and is soluble in acids but not alkalis. It is used in rechargeable batteries, alloys and pigments, but because of its toxicity these uses are being phased out wherever possible.


Metal single crystal properties
State: single crystal
Crystal structure: rhombohedral
Production method: Bridgman
Standard size: diameter 12mm
thickness 1-2mm
Orientation: (0001)
Orientation accuracy: <2°, <1°, <0.5° or <0.1°
Polishing: as cut, one or two sides electrochemical polished
Roughness of surface: <0.03µm
Purity: 99.999%