Terbium (III) Chloride (also known as Terbium Chloride Hydrate) adsorbs water in the air quickly and forms unstable hydrates.
Terbium Chloride has important role as an activator for green phosphors used in colour TV tubes, is also used in special lasers and as a dopant in solid-state devices. Chloride compounds can conduct electricity when fused or dissolved in water. Terbium "green" phosphors (which fluoresce a brilliant lemon-yellow) are combined with divalent europium blue phosphors and trivalent europium red phosphors to provide the "trichromatic" lighting technology which is by far the largest consumer of the world's terbium supply. Trichromatic lighting provides much higher light output for a given amount of electrical energy than does incandescent lighting. It is also used in alloys and in the production of electronic devices.
Chemical Formula: TbCl3.6H2O
Density: 4.35 g/cm3
Appearance: White Crystal Aggregates
Melting point: 558° C
Molecular formula: TbCl3. nH2O(n=6,7,8,9)
Molar mass: 265.29 g/mol (anhy)
Soluble in water, moderately soluble in strong mineral acids
Molecular Weight: 373.29
Stability: Slightly hygroscopic
Terbium (III) Chloride Application:
Terbium chloride is often used as the raw material for terbium metal. Terbium metal is an important material for electronic devices and an additive for some special alloys such as Terfenol-D. Tb metal is also applied as a crucial part for magnetomechanical devices such as sonar and soundbugs.
Packaging of Terbium (III) Chloride (TbCl3):
Our terbium chloride is clearly tagged and labeled externally to ensure efficient identification and quality control. Great care is taken to preserve the quality of the product in its original condition.