Samarium Nitrate has specialized uses in glass, phosphors, lasers, and thermoelectric devices. One of the most important applications of Samarium is in cobalt magnets, which have a nominal composition of SmCo5 or Sm2Co17. These magnets are found in small motors, headphones, and high-end magnetic pickups for guitars and related musical instruments.
Chemical Formula: Sm(NO3)3.xH2O
Appearance: Yellow crystalline aggregates
Solubleness: Soluble in water, moderately soluble in strong mineral acids
Molecular Weight: 336.36 (anhy)
Stability: Slightly hygroscopic