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Molybdenum single crystal 42Mo95.94

Isolated in 1781 by P.J. Hjelm at Uppsala, Sweden.

[Greek: molybdenite = lead] French: molybdene
German: molybdenum
Italian: molibdeno
Spanish: molibdeno

Description: Molybdenum is a lustrous, silvery metal which is fairly soft when pure. It is usually obtained as a grey powder. It is attacked slowly by acids. It is used in alloys, electrodes and catalysts.

Metal single crystal properties
State: single crystal
Crystal structure: bcc
Production method: Floating zone
Standard size: diameter 8-12mm
thickness 1-2mm
Orientation: (100), (110) and (111)
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%
Typical analysis (ppm): C 10
O 5
N < 5
Al 0.25
Ca 1.5
Cl 1
Co < 1
Fe 10
K 1
Mg 1
Ni 1
P 1
S 2.5
Si 5
Ta 1
Ti 0.6
W 25
Zn 0.7
Zr 0.5
Mo balance