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Ytterbium Sputtering Targets (Yb)

Ytterbium Sputtering Targets (Yb)
Ytterbium Sputtering Targets (Yb)
Material Type Ytterbium
Symbol Yb
Atomic Weight 173.054
Atomic Number 70
Color/Appearance Silvery White, Metallic
Thermal Conductivity 34.9 W/m.K
Melting Point (°C) 819
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 26.3 x 10-6/K
Theoretical Density (g/cc) 6.98
Z Ratio 1.13
UN Number 2813


Ytterbium is a chemical element with symbol Yb and atomic number 70. It is the fourteenth and penultimate element in the lanthanide series, which is the basis of the relative stability of its +2 oxidation state. Ytterbium is a soft, malleable and ductile chemical element that displays a bright silvery luster when pure. It is a rare earth element, and it is readily dissolved by the strong mineral acids. It reacts slowly with cold water and it oxidizes slowly in air.

Material Notes

Ytterbium Sputtering Targets, Purity is 99.9%; Circular: Diameter <= 14inch, Thickness >= 1mm; Block: Length <= 32inch, Width <= 12inch, Thickness >= 1mm. Due to the highly reactive nature of these materials, packaging in oil is required to reduce the opportunity for oxidation or other reaction.

Other Information of Ytterbium Sputtering Targets

• Semiconductor
• Flat panel displays
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
•  Yb/TREM 99.9%, 99.95%, TREM 99.95%,99.99%
• Smaller sizes also available for R&D applications
• Sputtering target bonding service
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