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Magnesium single crystal 12Mg24.312

Magnesium is a silvery-white, lustrous and relatively soft metal. It is obtained by the electrolysis of fused MgCl2. Magnesium burns in air when ignited and it reacts with hot water. It is used as the bulk metal and in lightweight alloys. Magnesium as a 'sacrificial' electrode will protect other metals that are exposed to seawater and ground water.

Metal single crystal properties
State: single crystal
Crystal structure: hexagonal
Production method: Bridgman
Standard size: diameter 10-20mm
thickness 1-2mm
Orientation: (0001), (1-100) and (11-20)
Orientation accuracy: <2°, <1°, <0.5° or <0.1°
Polishing: as cut, one or two sides polished
Roughness of surface: <0.03µm
Purity: 99.999%
Typical analysis (ppm): Al 2
Ca 1
Cu < 3
Fe 2
Mn 2
Ni < 3
Pb 1
Si 3
Sn < 1
Zn 5
Mg balance