Beryllium

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Beryllium Sheet

MATERIAL OVERVIEW

Characteristics: A hard, brittle, gray-white metal; soluble in acids (except nitric) and alkalies.  Resistant to oxidation at ordinary temperatures. High heat capacity and thermal conductivity.  It is the lightest structural metal known; can be fabricated by rolling, forging, and machining. Joining is chiefly by shrink-fitting; brazing and welding are difficult. Permeable to x-rays.

Derivation: The ore is converted to the oxide or hydroxide, then to the chloride or fluoride.  The halide may be (a) reduced in a furnace by magnesium metal, or (b) reduced by electrolysis.  (c) Liquid-liquid extraction with an organophosphate chelating agent can be used as a method of purification, or as an alternative process on the ore itself.


Hazard: Highly toxic, especially by inhalation of dust. Tolerance, 0.002 mg/m3 of air. A known carcinogen (OSHA).

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GENERAL PROPERTIES

Symbol:

Be

Atomic Number:

4

Atomic Weight:

9.01218

Density:

1.848 gm/cc

Melting Point:

1277 oC

Boiling Point:

2970 oC

Thermal Conductivity:

2.01 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K

Electrical Resistivity:

4.0 microhm-cm @ 20 oC

Electronegativity:

1.5 Paulings

Specific Heat:

0.436 Cal/g/K @ 25 oC

Heat of Vaporization:

73.9 K-cal/gm atom at 2467 oC

Heat of Fusion:

2.8 Cal/gm mole

TYPICAL ANALYSES - Impurities in ppm

Material / Purity:

2N8

BeO 300
Fe 200
Al 100
Mg 20
Si 100
Cr 25
Co 20
Cu 40
Th 50
Mn 50
Mo 30
Ni 90
Ca 40
Zn 50
Ag 20
Ti 15
Pb 20
Zr 32

BERYLLIUM FOIL

Material

Purity

Beryllium Foil .001” 2N, 2N8
Beryllium Foil .002” 2N, 2N8
Beryllium Foil .003” 2N, 2N8
Beryllium Foil .004” 2N, 2N8
Beryllium Foil .005” 2N, 2N8
Beryllium Foil .006” 2N, 2N8
Beryllium Foil .007” 2N, 2N8
Beryllium Foil .008” 2N, 2N8
Beryllium Foil .009” 2N, 2N8

Foil is cut to order and sold by the square inch or square foot. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional thicknesses or custom sizes.

BERYLLIUM SHEET

Material

Purity

Beryllium Sheet .010”  
2N8
Beryllium Sheet .011" 2N8
Beryllium Sheet .012" 2N8
Beryllium Sheet .013" 2N8
Beryllium Sheet .014" 2N8
Beryllium Sheet .015" 2N8
Beryllium Sheet .016" 2N8
Beryllium Sheet .017" 2N8
Beryllium Sheet .020" 2N8
Beryllium Sheet .040" 2N8
Beryllium Sheet .050" 3N

Sheet thicknesses are available in increments of .001”. Sheet is cut to order and sold by the square inch or square foot. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional thicknesses or custom sizes.

BERYLLIUM POWDER, SHOT, PELLETS, & INGOT

Material

Purity

Beryllium Pieces 1” by Down camera1  camera1 2N8, 3N
Beryllium Powder-100 Mesh 2N8, 3N
Beryllium Powder-325 Mesh 2N8, 3N

Powder, shot, pellets, 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.

BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS

Material

Purity

Beryllium Nitride Pieces, Be3N2 msds1
 
Beryllium Oxide BeO, -325 Mesh msds1 3N8

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

Beryllium MSDS

Beryllium Powder MSDS

Technical Data Sheets

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Beryllium Copper
Beryllium Oxide
Understanding Mesh Sizes