Antimony Metal ( Sb )
||Available in 99.999%, 99.9999%
|Shape and particle size
||Available in powder, ingot, bar
||It is packed with Dacron film, then covered with a sealed plastic film bag.
Antimony metal (Sb) is pure antimony, a lustrous silver-grey metalloid. While compounds of antimony were used for millennia in a variety of applications, metallic antimony remained unknown or misidentified as lead for years. Today, metallic antimony is primarily produced through reduction of the sulfide mineral stibnite.
- Alloys. One of the primary uses of metallic antinomy is in the production of commercially valuable alloys with lead and tin. These alloys are in turn frequently used in ammunition, bearings, soldering, and a wide selection of other fields and industries.
- Batteries. Another primary application of antimony is the production of lead alloy plates for conventional lead-acid batteries. Some forms of antinomy also have value in the production of more advanced batteries.
- Hardening agent. Antimony acts to improve the hardness and mechanical strength of a number of popular materials, especially lead.
- Semiconductor. Antimony is growing in popularity as a dopant for advanced microelectronics semiconductors.
- Low friction metals. Many applications requiring low friction metals will use antimony alloys; this includes bullets, cable sheathing, printing machines, solders, instruments, and more.
AHP Materials offers metallic antimony as part of our standard catalog, at purities of 99.999%, 99.9999%, and 99.99999%. For other compounds, preparations, or purity standards, contact us today to inquire about custom orders.
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