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 Bismuth Rod

MATERIAL OVERVIEW

Characteristics: Crystalline, brittle metal, with yellow/reddish tinge. Soluble in nitric and hydrochloric acids. Highly diamagnetic (mass susceptibility -1.35 X 106). Expands 3.3% on solidification.  Electrical resistivity higher in solid than in liquid state. Extrudable at 437 oF, not fabricable at room temperature. Brinell hardness 7. Thermal conductivity is lowest of all metals except mercury. On heating it burns to form the oxide.

Derivation: Debismuthizing of lead bullion by (a) fractional crystallization, (b) electrolytic (Betts) refining, or (c) addition of calcium or magnesium (Betterton-Kroll process) which removes bismuth.

Hazard: Flammable in powder form.   

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GENERAL PROPERTIES

Symbol:

Bi

Atomic Number:

83

Atomic Weight:

208.9804

Density:

9.747 gm/cc

Melting Point:

271.3 oC

Boiling Point:

1560 oC

Thermal Conductivity:

0.0792 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K

Electrical Resistivity:

106.8 microhm-cm @ 0 oC

Electronegativity:

1.9 Paulings

Specific Heat:

0.0296 Cal/g/K @ 25 oC

Heat of Vaporization:

42.7 K-Cal/gm atom at 1560 oC

Heat of Fusion:

2.505 Cal/gm mole

TYPICAL ANALYSES - Impurities in ppm

Material / Purity:

5N

6N

Ag

1

<0.1

Cd

<1

<0.01

Cu

1.5

<0.01

Fe

<1

<0.1

Ni

<1

<0.5

Pb

2.3

<0.5

Sb <1 <0.01
Zn <1 <0.01

BISMUTH ROD

Material

Purity

Bismuth Rod .125" 4N, 5N
Bismuth Rod .250” 4N, 5N
Bismuth Rod .375”  camera1 4N, 5N
Bismuth Rod .500” 4N, 5N
Bismuth Rod .625”  camera1 4N, 5N
Bismuth Rod .750” 4N, 5N
Bismuth Rod 1” 4N, 5N

Due to the brittle nature of bismuth, rod is a cast product, cut to order and sold by the inch or foot. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional diameters or custom sizes.

BISMUTH SHEET

Material

Purity

Bismuth Sheet .050”  camera1 4N, 5N
Bismuth Sheet .0625” Cast  camera1 4N, 5N
Bismuth Sheet .125" 4N, 5N
Bismuth Sheet .250” 4N, 5N
Bismuth Sheet .375” 4N, 5N
Bismuth Sheet .500” 4N, 5N
Bismuth Sheet .750” 4N, 5N
Bismuth Sheet 1”  camera1 4N, 5N

Due to the brittle nature of bismuth, sheet is a cast product, cut to order and sold by the square inch. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional thicknesses or custom sizes.

BISMUTH SPUTTERING TARGETS

Material

Purity

Bismuth Sputtering Target 2"D X .125"T 4N, 5N
Bismuth Sputtering Target 2"D X .250"T 4N, 5N
Bismuth Sputtering Target 3"D X .125"T 4N, 5N
Bismuth Sputtering Target 3"D X .250"T 4N, 5N
Bismuth Sputtering Target 4"D X .125"T 4N, 5N
Bismuth Sputtering Target 4"D X .250"T 4N, 5N

Due to the brittle nature of bismuth, targets are a cast product, made to order and packaged individually. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional diameters, thicknesses or custom sizes.

BISMUTH POWDER, SHOT, & INGOT

Material

Purity

Bismuth Shot  4N, 5N, 6N
Bismuth Ingot  camera1 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N
Bismuth Powder-200 Mesh 2N5, 3N, 5N

Bismuth Powder-325 Mesh

2N, 3N
Bismuth Powder -8 Mesh 3N

Powder, shot, and ingots are packaged to order and sold by the gram or kilogram. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional specifications or custom requirements.

BISMUTH COMPOUNDS

Material

Purity

Bismuth Oxide Bi2O3, -325 Mesh msds1 3N, 5N
Bismuth Telluride Bi2Te3, 1/4" Pieces by Down msds1 2N
Bismuth Tungstate Bi2(WO4)3, -200 Mesh msds1 2N

Compounds are packaged to order and sold by the gram or kilogram. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional specifications or custom requirements..

 

Material Safety Data Sheet - MSDS

Bismuth MSDS

Bismuth Powder MSDS

Technical Data Sheets
Understanding Mesh Sizes