Zirconium Single Crystal 40Zr91.22

Zirconium was discovered in 1789 by M.H.Klaproth at the University of Berlin, Germany. First isolated 1824 by J.J. Berzeluis at Stockholm, Sweden.

[Arabic: zargun = gold colour] French: zirconium
German: zirconium
Italian: zirconio
Spanish: circonio

Description: Zirconium is a hard, lustrous, silvery metal which is very resistant towards corrosion due to an oxide layer on the surface. However, it will burn in air if ignited. Zirconium is unaffected by acids (except HF) and alkalis. It is used in alloys, colored glazes, and nuclear reactors. Its oxides are used in foundry crucibles, bricks, ceramics and abrasives.


Metal single crystal properties
State: single crystal (max. gain size ~3-4mm)
Crystal structure: hexagonal
Production method: Floating zone
Standard size: diameter 3-4mm
thickness 1mm
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% ex Hf