Gadolinium Single Crystal 64Gd157.25

Gadolinium was discovered in 1880 by J.C. Galissard de Marignac at Geneva, Switzerland. Isolated in 1886 by P.E. Lecoq de Boisbaudren at Paris, France.

[Named after J. Gadolin, a Finnish minerologist] French: gadolinium
German: gadolinium
Italian: gadolinio
Spanish: gadolinio

Description: Gadolinium is a soft, silvery metal of the so-called rare earth group (more correctly termed the lanthanides). It reacts slowly with oxygen and water, and dissolves in acids. Gadolinium is used in magnets, electronics, refractories, neutron radiography, and alloyed with iron, for magneto-optic recording devices.


Metal single crystal properties
State: single crystal
Crystal structure: hexagonal
Production method: Czochralski
Standard size: diameter 6-10mm
thickness 1-2mm
Orientation: (0001)
Orientation accuracy: <2°, <1°, <0.5° or <0.1°
Polishing: as cut, one or two sides polished
Roughness of surface: <0.03µm
Purity: 99.99%