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
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|
|Standard size:||diameter 6-10mm
|Orientation accuracy:||<2°, <1°, <0.5° or <0.1°|
|Polishing:||as cut, one or two sides polished|
|Roughness of surface:||<0.03µm|