Lanthanum fluoride (LaF3) finds uses in fibre optics, electrodes, fluorescent lamps and radiation applications. It is also used as an ion-specific fluoride detecting electrode in solutions. In this case it is doped with Europium at the level of approximately 1%.
Table 1. Typical properties of lanthanum fluoride (LaF3)
|Melting Point (°C)
|Thermal Conductivity at 25 °C (W/m.K)
|Specific Heat (J.Kg.m-1.K-1)