Gadolinium is a chemical element with the chemical symbol Gd and atomic number 64.

When removed by oxidation, gadolinium is a silvery-white metal. It is only slightly malleable and is a malleable rare earth element.

Gadolinium Metal Pellets

Gadolinium has many special uses. Gadolinium, which has a high neutron cross-section, is used in neutron radiography and as shielding for nuclear reactors. Small amounts of gadolinium can improve the machinability and electrical resistance of other metals. Gadolinium is used as neutron therapy for tumor treatment and its complexes are administered intravenously as excellent MRI contrast agents. As a phosphor, gadolinium has various applications in imaging. For example, gadolinium oxysulfide is an effective host for the production of nanophosphors. Gadolinium compounds are also used as scintillators and have applications in medical imaging.

Symbol: Gd

Atomic number: 64

Atomic weight: 157.25

Element category: lanthanide


Application of gadolinium metal

Gadolinium is not used on a large scale but has a variety of specialized uses. For example, the metal gadolinium improves the machinability and high-temperature resistance of several alloys; gadolinium is used in neutron therapy; gadolinium alloys are used in the manufacture of magnets and electronic components, among others.

High refractive index glasses or garnets, lasers, X-ray tubes, computer memory, neutron capture, MRI contrast agents, NMR relaxation agents, magnetostrictive alloys such as Galfenol, steel additives, etc.


Gadolinium Metal

Gadolinium Metal Disc / Target

Purity for our gadolinium metal
Reduced: Gd/TREM: 99.9%, 99.99%, TREM: 99%, 99.5%

Distilled: Gd/TREM: 99.99%, TREM: 99.9%

Applications of Gadolinium Metal
-Used as a secondary, emergency shut-down measure in some nuclear reactors, particularly of the CANDU type.
-Used for making gadolinium yttrium garnet.
-As a phosphor, Gadolinium is applied in magnetic resonance imaging.
-Gadolinium has exceptionally high absorption of neutrons and therefore is used for shielding in neutron radiography and in nuclear reactors
– Gadolinium compounds are mainly used for making green phosphors for color TV tubes.

Edgetech Industries provides various gadolinium metal products including:

Material: reduced gadolinium, distilled gadolinium metal (gadolinium sublimed dendritic)

Irregular: powder, lump, chunk, granules, particles.

Solid: Ingot, block, foil, sheet, plate, disc, rod, wire, pellets, sputtering target and other customized parts.


Irregular Gadolinium Metal

We provide powder, lump, chunk, granules, and particles for irregular gadolinium, materials include reduced gadolinium, and distilled gadolinium metal.

Size range for each gadolinium metal product:

Powder: -40mesh, -100mesh, -200 mesh, -325mesh

Lump & Chunk: 1-100mm

Granules: 1-30mm

Particles: 0.5-10mm

Dendritic Gadolinium: 1-100mm per production


Gadolinium Sheet

Shaped Gadolinium Metal

We provide sheet, plate, ingot, rod, wire, cylinder, block, disc, and sputtering target for shaped gadolinium metal, materials including reduced gadolinium, and distilled gadolinium metal.

Size range for each gadolinium metal product:

Foil: 0.1mm min thick x 5-200mm width x L

Sheet & Plate: 0.3mm-40mm Thick x 10-200mm Width x 10-400mm Length

Ring: Dimensions based on sheet & plate

Rod, Wire, Cylinder, Pellets: 0.5mm-12mm diameter x 3mm min Length

Round gadolinium sputtering target or disc:

Diameter: <18”, Thickness: >0.04”

Rectangular gadolinium sputtering target:

Length: <36”, Width: <12”, Thickness: >0.04”

Block & Ingot: Customized


Gadolinium Oxide

Gadolinium Oxide (Gd2O3), also known as Gadolinium (III) oxide, Digadolinium trioxide, gadolinium (+3) cation, oxygen (-2) anion, oxygen (-2) dihydride anion, is an inorganic compound that is insoluble in water and mineral acids. We provide high purity of Gd2O3 with powder, granules, pellets, sputtering targets, and other customized forms.

Purity of our Gadolinium Oxide

Gd2O3/TREO: 2N, 3N, 4N

Products of our Gadolinium Oxide

(Gd2O3) Powder, Granules, Tablets

Gadolinium Oxide (Gd2O3) Sputtering Target

Gadolinium Oxide

Applications of Gadolinium Oxide

-Used as dopants of Yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG).

-Used as sensitized fluorescent materials in medical devices.

-Used as reactor control material.

-Gadolinium Oxide (Gd2O3) is also used as additive for optical prisms


Gadolinium Fluoride

Gadolinium Fluoride (GdF3), also known as Gadolinium Trifluoride, Trifluorogadolinium, and Gadolinium (III) Fluoride, is one of the important Gadolinium compounds. It is insoluble in water.

Purity of our Gadolinium Fluoride

TREO: > 81%, REO: 3N, 4N

Products of our Gadolinium Fluoride

Powder, Granules

Gadolinium Fluoride (GdF3) Sputtering target

Applications of Gadolinium Fluoride

Gadolinium Fluoride is mainly used in the preparation of Gadolinium


Gadolinium (III) chloride

Gadolinium (III) chloride hydrate is a rare earth compound of Gadolinium. Gadolinium (III) chloride is water-soluble and hygroscopic. Keywords: Gadolinium (III) chloride; gadolinium trichloride; gadolinium chloride anhydrous REO white powder; GdCl3

Purity of our Gadolinium (III) chloride

Gadolinium (III) chloride, GdCl3 X 6H2O TREO: > 45%

REO: 3N, 4N

Products of our Gadolinium chloride

Gadolinium (III) Chloride Hydrate

Gadolinium (III) Chloride Anhydrous

Applications of Gadolinium chloride

-Used in the electronic industry and scientific research.

-Used for extracting gadolinium and gadolinium compounds.

-Used as an active laser medium.

-Gadolinium chloride is used in phosphors for energy

-Saving application due to its high purity.

-Gadolinium chloride is used as a doping agent for gadolinium yttrium garnets


Gadolinium acetate

Gadolinium acetate is a rare earth compound of Gadolinium. Gadolinium acetate is water soluble and decomposes to Gadolinium oxide upon heating.

Purity of our Gadolinium acetate

Gadolinium Acetate, TREO: > 35%

REO: 3N, 4N

Products of our Gadolinium acetate

Gadolinium acetate Gd(C2H3O2)3 X H2O


Gadolinium Hydroxide

Gadolinium Hydroxide is a rare earth compound of Gadolinium. It is insoluble in water. Gadolinium is a rare earth element with a high magnetic moment.

Synonyms: Gadolinium (III) Hydroxide; Gadolinium Hydrate; Gadolinium (3+) Salt, Gadolinium (III) Hydroxide Hexahydrate; Gadolinium (III) Hydroxide Hydrate; Gadolinium (III) Hydroxide Pentahydrate

Purity of our Gadolinium Hydroxide

Gadolinium Hydroxide Hydrate, TREO: > 40%

REO: 3N, 4N

Products of our Gadolinium Hydroxide

Gadolinium Hydroxide Powder

Applications of Gadolinium Hydroxide

-Used in phosphors for energy-saving applications due to their high purity.

-Used as a doping agent for gadolinium yttrium garnets.

-Gadolinium Hydroxide is used for making optical glass.


Gadolinium sulfate

Gadolinium sulfate is a rare earth compound of Gadolinium. It is soluble in water and strong mineral acids. Sulfur has a yellow pigmentation and can readily be found in nature.

Purity of our Gadolinium Sulfate

Gd2(SO4)3•8H2O, TREO: > 40%

REO: 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N

Applications of Gadolinium Sulfate

Gadolinium Sulfate is used in electronic, crystal, and ceramic applications


Gadolinium (III) nitrate

Gadolinium (III) nitrate is a rare earth compound of Gadolinium. It is soluble in water and readily soluble in strong mineral acids. Gadolinium nitrate, like all nitrates, is an oxidizing agent.

Purity of our Gadolinium Nitrate Hydrate

Gadolinium Nitrate, Gd(NO3)3•6H2O, TREO: > 40%

REO: 3N, 4N


Gadolinium Oxalate

Gadolinium Oxalate, also known as Gadolinium (III) oxalate hydrate, is a rare earth compound of Gadolinium. Gadolinium Oxalate is insoluble in water and strong mineral acids.

Purity of our Gadolinium Oxalate

Gadolinium Oxalate, Gd2(C2O4)3•10H2O, TREO: > 42%

REO: 3N, 4N

Applications of Gadolinium Oxalate-Used in the extraction of Gadolinium, especially from xenotime, due to its insolubility.

-Used as a common raw material for the preparation of Gadolinium oxide, especially the preparation of photo-luminescent phosphor and cathode ray-luminescent phosphor.


Packaging of our gadolinium products

Gadolinium products are clearly tagged and labeled externally to ensure efficient identification and quality control. Great care is taken to avoid any damage which might be caused during storage or transportation.

Specifically, available purity might be different from each product based on processing & inventory of raw material.

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