Lanthanum metal is silver solid that is soft and ductile, which is available in powder, foil, sheet, ingot, piece, wire, granule, slug and sputtering target
. La is rare earth
element, which oxidize and lose lustre in dry air rapidly. It is corroded in moisture air, which can react with water, carbon , nitrogen, boron , selenium
, silicon, phosphorus
and halogen. Lanthanum powder is soluble in dilute acid and release hydrogen. There are two production methods, distillation method and reduction method. The distilled lanthanum piece is dendritic with higher purity than reduced one.
Purity: La/REM 99.99% 4N, La/REM 99.5%
Particle size: -100mesh, -200mesh
||Molecular Formula: La
Lanthanum metal is hydrogen storage material, which also act as reducing agent in processing other rare earth
metals. It is additive for steel and non ferrous metal. It also plays a role in expensive camera lens, fire maker, battery electrode and catalytic converter.