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Platinum Single Crystal 78Pt195.09

Known to pre-Columbian South Americans and taken to Europe about 1750.

[Spanish: platina = silver] French: platine
German: platin
Italian: platino
Spanish: platino

Description: Platinum is a lustrous, silvery-white, malleable and ductile metal. It is unaffected by air and water, and will only dissolve in aqua regia (HCl/HNO3) and molten alkalis. Platinum is used in jewelry, anti-cancer drugs, catalysts an catalytic convertors.

 

Metal single crystal properties
State: single crystal
Crystal structure: fcc
Production method: Czochralski
Standard size: diameter 10-12mm
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): Au < 5
Ag < 3
Cu < 2
Fe < 3
Ir < 10
Os < 15
Pd < 2
Rh < 3
Ru < 2
Si < 10
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