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Gadolinium Sputtering Targets (Gd)

Gadolinium Sputtering Targets (Gd)
Material Type Gadolinium 
Symbol Gd
Atomic Weight 157.25
Atomic Number 64
Color/Appearance Silvery White, Metallic
Thermal Conductivity 11 W/m.K
Melting Point (°C) 1,313
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 9.4 x 10-6/K
Theoretical Density (g/cc) 7.9
Ferromagnetic Magnetic Material
Z Ratio 0.67
Sputter DC
Max Power Density*
(Watts/Square Inch)
UN Number 2813
Comments High Ta solubility


Gadolinium is a chemical element with symbol Gd and atomic number 64. Gadolinium is a silvery-white, malleable, and ductile rare earth metal. It is found in nature only in oxidized form, and even when separated, it usually has impurities of the other rare earths. Gadolinium was discovered in 1880 by Jean Charles de Marignac, who detected its oxide by using spectroscopy. It is named after the mineral gadolinite, which is one of the minerals in which gadolinium is found, itself named for the chemist Johan Gadolin. Pure gadolinium was first isolated by the chemist Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran in about 1886.

Material Notes

Gadolinium Sputtering Targets, Purity is 99.9%;Circular: Diameter <= 14inch, Thickness >= 1mm; Block: Length <= 32inch, Width <= 12inch, Thickness >= 1mm.

Other Information of Gadolinium Sputtering Targets

• Semiconductor
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Competitive pricing
• High purity
• Grain refined, engineered microstructure
• Semiconductor grade

Manufacturing Process
  Three-layer electrolytic process
• Melting and casting
  Electrical resistance furnace - Semi-continuous casting
• Grain refinement
  Thermomechanical treatment
• Cleaning and final packaging - Cleaned for use in vacuum
  Protection from environmental contaminants
  Protection during shipment
99.999% minimum purity
• Semiconductor grade aluminum alloys available
• Planar circular targets up to 18'' (457mm) diameter
• Planar tiles up to 48'' (1200mm) X 15.75'' (400mm) for larger target configurations
• Smaller sizes also available for R&D applications
• Sputtering target bonding service
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