Zirconium


Zirconium

Products We Make

With Zirconium

Cups, Crucibles, Cans

Zirconium is similar to hafnium and is a ductile metal with excellent resistance to corrosion. It has some mechanical properties that are similar in some ways to titanium and certain stainless steels. Zirconium is used in water-cooled nuclear reactors and it is also used in the chemical industry because of its anticorrosion properties. It has good hot and cold formability.


Summary

Name: Zirconium
Symbol: Zr
Atomic Number: 40
Atomic Weight: 91.22
Density: α phase: 6.505 g/cm3 (low in hafnium) to 6.574 g/cm3 (high in hafnium) ; β phase at 979°C, 6.046 g/cm3 (high-purity chrystal bar zirconium)
Standard State: Solid

Group in Periodic Table: 4
Period in Periodic Table: 5
Block in Periodic Table: d
CAS Registry ID: 7440-67-7


Physical Properties

Thermal Properties

Melting Point: 1852 ± 2 °C
Boiling Point: 4377 °C


Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Volumetric 4.1% IACS


Magnetic Properties

Magnetic Susceptibility: Volume 16 x10-6 mks units at 25 °C, 19.2 units at 700 °C, 24 mks units at 860 °C


Chemical Properties

Resistance to Agents: Zirconium is able to remain bright at room temperature but oxidation occurs a moderately high temperatures


Mechanical Properties

Elastic Properties: Tension 99.284 GPa


About Standard Die

Standard Die is a precision metal stamper specializing in small parts made from thin grade specialty metals. Mastering refractory metals like tantalum and titanium and common materials like copper and steel, we pride ourselves in delivering the highest quality product with the best customer service in the industry.
Our metal stampings are of the highest quality, and our deep drawn and forming capabilities are among the best in the industry. We specialize in drawing small cups, cans, cones, crucibles and more, yet we are fully capable of forming brackets, rivets, clips, terminals and more.