Gadolinium Micron Powder
Gadolinium Micron Powder is widely used. Malleable and ductile at room temperature, gadolinium, a silver-gray metal, resembles the rarest earth. It is soluble in the diluted acid. It is a ferromagnetic element with a Curie point located at 20 °C. Gadolinium is the natural element that has the greatest absorption capacity for thermal neutrons. Some steels are made harder with a small amount of gadolinium micron powder. Gadolinium-gallium garnet is used to make lasers. The power of the laser can be increased by doping it with neodymium, ytterbium or dysprosium. Currently, developments are underway intending to develop an X-ray laser using neodymium and gadolinium-galium compound. In addition, oxidized gadolinium is a good neutron absorbent. Entering into the composition of superconductive alloys, it is also a contrast agent in nuclear medicine. Gadolinium-galium granate is also used as a substrate in the manufacture of thin-film microwave components. Gadolinium is used as a phosphorescent substance in cathode ray tubes. Gadolinium also allows the production of superconductive alloys.