Gadolinium Oxide ( Gd2O3 ) Gadolinia - Properties and Applications

Background

Gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3), also known as Gadolinia is a white powder that is insoluble in water and somewhat soluble in acids. It has a tendency to absorb moisture and carbon dioxide from the air.

Key Properties

Property Value
Density (g/cm3) 7.41
Melting Point (°C) 2330

 

Applications

Gadolinium oxide is used for:

  • Phosphors for colour television tubes
  • Optical glasses
  • Absorption materials in atomic reactions
  • Making gadolinium yttrium garnets which have microwave applications

 

Source: AZoM.com

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