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Neodymium metal

General characteristics

Neodymium (Nd) is a metal of silvery-white color with yellowish tint. It is rare-earth element of lanthanide group. It is easily oxidized in air. It was invented by Austrian chemist Carl Auer von Welsbach in 1885. He managed to divide didymium (rare-earth metal that was previously taken for one element) into neodymium and praseodymium. A name of the first one is derived from Greek «new twin». Nowadays, it is obtained by industrial method of calcio-thermal recovering and electrolytic method of anhydritic halogens liquid-alloy. The main suppliers of this metal are the USA, Ukraine, Russia, China, Nordic countries, Kazakhstan.

Physical properties of Nd

Description Identification
Atomic (molal) weight mole/h 144.24
Atomic number 60
Density [g/cm3] 7
Melting point 1021°С
Oxidation rate 3
Heat conductivity K [V/m*K] 16.5
Melting heat kJ/mole 7.1

Application

Neodymium is one of the most requested lanthanides for manufacture of infra-red lasers with wave length of about 1.067 µm and powerful permanent magnets. With a help of neodymium additives, there is obtained violet glass. Nd2 O3 oxide is a dielectric that possesses minimum coefficient of expansion. NdF3 fluoride is utilized in fiberoptics and manufacture of high-quality fiber-glass filaments. Neodymium is applied for hardening the thermo-electric materials on a basis of selenite, antimony, bismuth, tellurid. It also improves their thermoelectromotive force.

They are used in agricultural industry: the seeds treated with neodymium possess a high germinating and yielding capacity. There are perspective developments of alloying the materials with neodymium on a basis of tellurid, bismuth, caesium. Such alloying improves their properties. This metal is indispensable for alloying of structural alloys and steels. It can increase a strength of pure titanium for 50%. When neodymium interrelates with aluminium, there are formed the joints that increase strength level of every metal individually. Available mill-products made of alloys of neodymium + titanium +aluminium: rod, sheet, wire.

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«Auremo» neodymium metal supplier sells rare and refractory metals on the favourable terms. A high selection of neodymium mill-products and its alloys is presented in stock. Neodymium metal price depends on order quantity and additional conditions of supply. If you buy neodymium metal by wholesale you will be given special discounts. Our managers are always ready to lend a knowledgeable assistance. A large assortment will not leave you without a choice. All products are certificated and delivered in the shortest terms.