Lanthanum is a soft, malleable, malleable, silver-white rare earth element. It is a member of the lanthanides or lanthanides. Lanthanum is very reactive, rapidly oxidizes in the air, and burns easily when ignited.

Lanthanum is added to eyeglasses to produce special optical glasses such as telescope lenses. Large quantities of lanthanum are used in the production of rechargeable batteries for hybrid vehicles. For example, batteries for the Toyota Prius require 22-33 pounds of lanthanum. Lanthanum compounds are also used in wastewater treatment and kidney failure treatment.

Symbol: La

Atomic number: 57

Atomic weight: 138.90547

Element category: lanthanide, sometimes considered a transition metal

Applications of Lanthanum

High refractive index and alkali-resistant glass, flint, hydrogen storage, battery electrodes, camera lenses, and fluid catalytic cracking catalysts in refineries.

Lanthanum Metal Rod

Lanthanum metal
Material purity: La/TREM: 99.9%, TREM: 99%, 99.5%

Lanthanum metal products

Irregular: lump, chunk, granules.

Solid: Ingot, block, plate, disc, rod, sputtering target, and other customized parts.

Irregular Lanthanum Metal

We provide lump, chunk, and granules for irregular lanthanum metal.

Lump & Chunk: 1-100mm

Granules: 1-30mm

Shaped Lanthanum Metal

We provide plate, ingot, rod, cylinder, block, disc, sputtering target for shaped lanthanum metal.

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

Rod, Wire, Cylinder, Pellets: 0.5mm-12mm diameter x 10mm min Length

Round lanthanum sputtering target or disc:

Diameter: <18”, Thickness: >0.04”

Rectangular lanthanum sputtering target:

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

Block & Ingot: Customized

Lanthanum Oxide Target

Lanthanum oxide

Lanthanum oxide is a white, odorless solid that is soluble in dilute acids but insoluble in water. La2O3 is a rare earth oxide compound and is a basic anhydride, so it can undergo redox reactions with acids and strong reducing agents. The rare earth oxide compound contains at least one oxyanion and one metal cation. They are generally insoluble in aqueous solutions (water) and are very stable, which makes them useful in ceramic structures. As a result, lanthanum oxide has a wide range of applications, from the production of clay bowls to advanced electronics. Due to its ionic conductivity, lanthanum oxide is also used in lightweight structural components in aerospace and electrochemical applications such as fuel cells.

Purity of our Lanthanum (III) Oxide
La2O3/TREO: 3N, 4N, 5N

Products of our Lanthanum (III) Oxide
Powder, Granules, Lump
Lanthanum (III) Oxide Sputtering Target

Application of Lanthanum Trioxide

– Used in the manufacture of optical glass, this oxide imparts higher density, refractive index and hardness to optical glass.

-Lanthanum(III) oxide is an ingredient in the manufacture of piezoelectric and pyroelectric materials.

-Used in X-ray imaging intensifying screens, phosphors, and dielectric and conductive ceramics.

-The oxidative coupling of methane with lanthanum(III) oxide has been studied.

-La2O3 together with oxides of tungsten, tantalum and thorium increases the resistance of the glass to alkali attack.

Lanthanum Fluoride

REO/TREO: 2N, 3N, 4N, TREO: >81%

Products of our Lanthanum Fluoride

Powder, Granules, Lump

Lanthanum Fluoride Sputtering Target

Lanthanum Carbonate
La2(CO3)3 XH2O, TREO: >42%

Lanthanum Acetate
La(C2H3O2)3 XH2O, TREO: >45%

Lanthanum Chloride
LaCl3 XH2O, TREO: >45%
CAS Number: 20211-76-1
Chemical Formula: LaCl3.xH2O
Density: 3.84 g/cm3
Appearance: White yellow crystalline
Melting point: 858 °C
Solubleness: Soluble in water, moderately soluble in strong mineral acids
Molecular Weight: 245.27 (anhy)
Stability: Easily hygroscopic
Multilingual: Lanthan Chlorid, Chlorure De Lanthane, Cloruro Del Lanthano

Lanthanum Hydrate (La(OH)3)
Chemical Formula: La(OH)3
CAS Number: 14507-19-8
Density: 4.28 g/cm3
Appearance: White powder
Solubleness: Soluble in strong mineral acids
Molecular Weight: 189.93
Stability: Easily hygroscopic

Lanthanum Nitrate Hydrate
CAS Number: 10277-43-7
Chemical Formula: La(NO3)3*6H2O
Density: 3.84 g/cm3
Appearance: Off-white crystalline
Melting point: 858 °C
Solubleness: Soluble in water and strong mineral acids
Molecular Weight: 432.92
Stability: Easily hygroscopic

Lanthanum Oxalate Hydrate
La2(C2O4)3 XH2O, TREO: >42%

Lanthanum Hexaboride Plate

Lanthanum hexaboride
It is also called lanthanum boride and LaB6, is an inorganic chemical, a boride of lanthanum.
Properties of Lanthanum hexaboride:
-High melting point of 2528 K
-Insoluble in water and hydrochloric acid
-High electron emissivity
-Stable in vacuum
-Stoichiometric samples are colored intense purple-violet, while boron-rich ones (above LaB6.07) are blue. Ion bombardment changes its color from purple to emerald green, LaB6 is a superconductor with a relatively low transition temperature of 0.45 K.  LaB6 is considered a boron-rich material.
Applications of lanthanum hexaboride and other rare earth hexaboride products
-Vacuum electron beam welding machine 
-Electron beam surface reforming device 
-Electron beam lithography device 
-Transmission elctron microscope 
-Scanning elctron microscope 
-Surface analysis device 
-Radio therapy devices 

Lanthanum Hexaboride Powder

Edgetech Industries LLC produces Lanthanum Hexaboride (LaB6) powder, cathode, disc, tablet, sputtering target, rod, plate,  (LaB6) crucible, sector ring, and other shaped ceramic products.
We also provide other rare earth Hexaboride products, such as: CeB6, PrB6, NdB6, SmB6, EuB6, GdB6, TbB6, DyB6, HoB6, ErB6, TmB6, YbB6, LuB6, ScB6, (LaBa)B6, (LaEu)B6, CaB6, etc. 
Lanthanum Hexaboride (LaB6) powder
Purity: 99.5%
Particle size: -20mesh to -500mesh

Packaging of our lanthanum products

Our Lanthanum is carefully handled to minimize damage during storage and transportation and to preserve the quality of our product in its original condition. It is highly oxidizable and requires oil seal packaging. 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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