Lutetium Oxide Micron Powder
Lutetium oxide (Lu2O3) is the oxide form compound of one of the rare earth metal lutetium. Lutetium oxide has a white color, it is not soluble in water. Lutetium oxide has a cubic crystal structure, having 2487oC as the melting point, which is quite high enough, of lutetium oxide compound. Due to lutetium oxide’s air sensitivity lutetium oxide is compatible with strong oxidizing agents. Lutetium oxide has a wide band gap (5.5eV), so it is an insulator. Lutetium oxide micron powder is used as raw material for laser crystals. It is used in glass, ceramics, and phosphorus as an additive. It is also used as a catalyst in hydrogenation, polymerization, cracking, and alkylation. Besides, lutetium oxide powders are used as specialty in ceramics, glass, phosphorous and lasers, as starting material in the production of laser crystals, and they are also used in X-ray applications.