Cadmium single crystal 48Cd112.40
Discovered in 1817 by F. Stromeyer at Göttingen, Germany.
[Latin: cadmia = calamine]
Description: Cadmium is a silvery metal that tarnishes in air, and is soluble in acids but not alkalis. It is used in rechargeable batteries, alloys and pigments, but because of its toxicity these uses are being phased out wherever possible.
|Metal single crystal properties|
|Standard size:||diameter 12mm
|Orientation accuracy:||<2°, <1°, <0.5° or <0.1°|
|Polishing:||as cut, one or two sides electrochemical polished|
|Roughness of surface:||<0.03µm|