Samarium Nanoparticles - Properties, Applications

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Properties
Physical Properties
Thermal Properties
Manufacturing Process
Applications

Introduction

Nanoparticles are of great scientific interest as they have high surface area to volume ratio, excellent optical properties and good diffusion properties, particularly at high temperatures.

Samarium is paramagnetic at room temperature, and can withstand high temperatures without losing its magnetic properties. Samarium nanoparticles are used in lightweight electronic equipment where functionality at high temperature is a major concern.

Chemical Properties

The chemical properties of samarium nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.

Chemical Data
Chemical symbol Sm
CAS No. 7440-19-9
Group 3
Electronic configuration [Xe] 4f6 6s2

Physical Properties

The physical properties of samarium nanoparticles are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 7.353 g/cm3 0.2656 lb/in3
Molar mass 150.36 g/mol -

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of samarium nanoparticles are provided in the table below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Melting point 1072°C 1962°F
Boiling point 1803°C 3277°F

Manufacturing Process

Samarium nanoparticles can be synthesized by using bioreduction method where pH conditions play a vital role in controlling the size of the produced clusters.

Applications

The key applications of samarium nanoparticles are listed below:

  • Fluorescent labels
  • Dopants in glass
  • Coatings, plastics, nanowires, nanofibers and textiles.

Source: AZoNano

Date Added: Mar 29, 2013 | Updated: Sep 10, 2013
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