||Available in 99.99%, 99.999%, 99.9999%
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||Available in powder, ingo, bar
||It is packed with Dacron film, then covered with a sealed plastic film bag.
Gallium metal (Ga) is the elemental form of gallium, a silvery-blue metal most notable for its melt point only slightly above room temperature and its electrical properties.
Over 98% of gallium goes to the production of semiconductors, with the remaining 2% of production splitting across a number of varied industries.
- Semiconductors. Extremely high purity elemental gallium is a critical component in the production of semiconductors. From gallium metal, manufacturers derive gallium arsenide and gallium nitride, which go on to applications in integrated circuits. 95% of all gallium is used to produce gallium arsenide for these purposes.
- Low-melt alloys. Outside of its applications in semiconductors, gallium is noted for its easy alloying with other metals to create low-melting alloys. Most commercially notable of these is galinstan, an alloy composed of gallium, indium, and tin, which is used as an alternative to mercury in medical thermometers.
- Medicine. Similar to its use in medical thermometers, gallium alloys may become a common replacement for mercury in dental amalgams. Beyond that, gallium metal is used in biomedical imaging and for its iron-like interaction with the body.
- Neutrino detection. Pure gallium also has applications in neutrino detection—the single largest accumulation of pure gallium in the world is likely a neutrino telescope in Baskan Neutrino Observatory in Russia.
AHP Materials offers gallium metal and various gallium compounds at very high purities. Contact us today to learn more.
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