Jul 5 2013
Nanoparticles are being used across several high-tech industries due to their excellent catalytic, magnetic and optical properties. The properties of nanoparticles depend on their size, shape and structure.
Thulium is an easily workable metal that slowly tarnishes in air and reacts with water. It emits blue color upon excitation in flat panel screens, and UV and visible light under X-ray bombardment, which makes it useful for low radiation detection for detection badges.
Thulium nanoparticles have useful magnetic and optical properties.
The chemical properties of thulium nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.
||[Xe] 4f13 6s2
The physical properties of thulium nanoparticles are given in the following table.
The thermal properties of thulium nanoparticles are provided in the table below.
The key applications of thulium nanoparticles are listed below:
- Dopants in glass and optical fibers
- Nanosensors and nanodevices
- Coatings, plastics, nanowires, nanofibers and textiles
- Display monitors