Iron single crystal 26Fe55.847
Known to ancient civilizations.
[Anglo-Saxon: iron; Latin: ferrum]
Description: Iron, when absolutely pure, is lustrous, silvery and soft (workable). This is the most important of all the metals and it is used chiefly as steel in which there is carbon (up to 1.7%). Stainless steels are alloys with other metals, mainly nickel. Iron rusts in damp air and dissolves readily in dilute acids. Its uses are legion.
|Metal single crystal properties|
|Production method:||Strain annealing|
|Standard size:||diameter 6-10mm
|Orientation:||(100), (110) and (111)|
|Orientation accuracy:||<2°, <1°, <0.5° or <0.1°|
|Polishing:||as cut, one or two sides polished|
|Roughness of surface:||<0.03µm|
|Typical analysis (ppm):||Ag < 0.1
Al < 0.1
As < 0.1
|Mo < 0.1
Ni < 0.1