Hafnium (Hf)

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What is Hafnium?

As hafnium suppliers, we at Special Metal Fabrications an create various hafnium-based products to fit the needs and specifications of our customers. With a melting point of approximately 2230°C and a boiling point of around 4602°C, hafnium is a transitional metal element with the chemical symbol Hf, and the atomic number of 72. It’s normal appearance is that of a toughened shiny silver metal. Hafnium is renowned to be used in various industries such as electronics and nuclear power.

It’s Applications

Hafnium is exclusively consistent in the electronics industry due to its frequent uses. It can be found in the use of light bulbs, capacitors and cathodes. Hafnium can be found to be used in alloys for turbine blades for the likes of aerodynamics and industrial gas uses. It is also effective in the area of the nuclear industry due its property of impressive neutron absorption. This enables it to acceptable in the use of some nuclear based objects such as reactor control rods and submarines. This assists in the maintaining of fission reactions which consists of splitting atoms to create energy.

Hafnium is eligible to be alloyed with a number of other metals such as iron, tantalum and niobium (the last two which we are suppliers of at Special Metal Fabrications) to name a few.

Contact Us at Special Metal Fabrications!

If you think that Special Metal Fabrications could help you as hafnium suppliers, feel free to contact us today! You can call us directly on 01268 820409 or alternatively you can email us at sales@special-metals.co.uk. You can also use our enquiry form that can be found on this page. One of our helpful team members will be happy to help you with any queries or general questions you may have in terms of hafnium metal that we supply and stock.

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