Samarium Micron Powder
Samarium Micron Powder is widely used for different applications. Samarium is a grayish-white metal, relatively stable in air and of high density. It was first identified by spectral analysis of the mineral samarskite, uranium, and thorium that has samarium as impurity and gave the element its name. The metal has a shine similar to that of silver and is not found in nature in metallic form. It can be found in various minerals from other elements in the lanthanide series, such as monazite, cerium phosphate, lanthanum, praseodymium, neodymium with thorium oxide and bastnasite, lanthanide metal fluorocarbon. The process of separating samarium from minerals is complex and can be carried out by ion exchange, by extraction with solvents or by electrolysis. Samarium can be used in alloys of cobalt, or ferromagnetic, in the production of magnets resistant to demagnetization. These magnets are used in computer memories; in the construction of parts of nuclear reactors, such as neutron absorbers; in pyrophoric alloys, used in lighter stones. Samarium is also used in the manufacture of headphones and projection and lighting equipment for the film industry.