(Hf)Hafnium is always found in minor quantities in Zirconium minerals. Hafnium is a silvery shining metal and very easy to deform as a pure element. The main field of application is the nuclear technology. Due to the high neutron capture cross section Hafnium is used in control-rods for regulation of chain reaction in nuclear reactors.
Significant Characteristics and Applications:
- high corrosion resistance
- high neutron capture cross section
- getter-effect on oxygen and nitrogen
ASTM Standard Specifications:
ASTM B737 (Hot Rolled and/or Cold Finished Hafnium Rod and Wire)
ASTM B776 (Hafnium and Hafnium-Alloy Strip, Sheet and Plate)
Range of Products:
Our focus is on special fabricated parts according to drawings. We have no stock for standard semi-finished material.