Molybdenum is a silvery-white lustrous metal with reminiscent of tin. It has a density of 10.22 g/cm³ and is very much lighter when compared to tungsten, but with high boiling point of 5,560 °C and melting point of 2,620 °C.
It is a hard, tough and high strength material with low degree of thermal expansion, low heat resistance, and superior thermal conductivity. These properties make it the material of choice for applications that require high degree of heat protection and excellent thermal conductivity.
Applications of Molybdenum
Molybdenum delivers high performance even at elevated temperatures. Ultrathin molybdenum coating is used as a conductive metal layer in thin film transistors for photovoltaic systems. Molybdenum is widely utilized in the electronics industry for thermal heat sinks and semiconductors thanks to its low degree of thermal expansion.
Molybdenum furnace linings deliver high degree of protection against heat radiation in high-temperature furnaces and molybdenum crucibles are ideal for crystal growth in the production of LEDs. In the glass industry, glass melting electrodes fabricated from molybdenum are well suited for highly pure types of glass.
Molybdenum Products from H.C. Starck Solutions
H.C. Starck Solutions manufactures high-quality molybdenum metal powders in addition to molybdenum semi-finished and finished products. Building on its experience and know-how in application technology, the company is well positioned to deliver product solutions to meet every technological challenge and customized solutions based on specific customer requirements.
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