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Cadmium Cd

Cadmium is naturally occurring in the Earth’s crust. The image includes an alchemical symbol once used to represent ‘earth’ elements, against a background projection of the Earth.
Properties of Cadmium
Cadmium is a transition metal, it is alternatively considered a post-transition metal. Cadmium is a soft, malleable, bluish-white metal. It is similar in many respects to zinc but forms complex compounds. Cadmium is chemically similar to the two other stable metals in group 12, zinc and mercury. It is soft enough to be cut with a knife and resistant to corrosion. Cadmium was used for a long time as a corrosion-resistant plating on steel, and cadmium compounds are used as red, orange and yellow pigments, to color glass, and to stabilize plastic.
Application of Cadmium:
80% of cadmium currently produced is used in rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries. However, they are gradually being phased out and replaced with nickel metal hydride batteries.
Cadmium was often used to electroplate steel and protect it from corrosion. It is still used today to protect critical components of aero planes and oil platforms.
Other past uses of cadmium included phosphors in cathode ray tube color TV sets, and yellow, orange and red pigments.
Cadmium absorbs neutrons and so is used in rods in nuclear reactors to control atomic fission.
Cadmium is also used in alloys, coatings, solar cells, plastic stabilizers and pigments.
Cadmium sulfide (CdS) is used as a photoconductive surface coating for photocopier drums and as a yellow pigment. Cadmium selenide (CdSe) can be used as red pigment, commonly called cadmium red.

Edgetech Industries LLC provides cadmium metal and cadmium compounds including:
Cadmium Metal:
5N-7N High purity Cadmium metal; form: Cadmium particle/granules, Cadmium blocks; Cadiumium sputtering targets, etc.
Cadmium Compounds:
Cadmium sulfide (CdS): powder, 4N, 6N
Cadmium Selenide (CdSe): powder, 4N, 5N
Cadmium Evaporation Materials:
Cadmium, Cadmium Fluoride (CdF2), Cadmium Sulfide (CdS), Cadmium Selenide (CdSe), Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), etc.

Cadmium Products

Product Name Description Inquiry
Cadmium Granules Purity: Cd, 99.99%, 99.999%, 99.9999%, 99.99999%
Size: 0.4-1mm, 2-7mm, or customized
Cadmium Shot Purity: Cd, 99.999%
Size: 0.48-1mm
Cadmium Ingot Purity: Cd, 99.999%
Nitrogen-Protecting 1kg/Bag
Cadmium Sulfide Powder Purity: CdS, 99.99%, 99.9999%
Size: <100mesh
Lot size: 10kg, 20kg, 50kg
Cadmium Selenide Powder Purity: CdSe, 99.99%, 99.999%
Particle size: 10kg, 20kg, 50kg
Cadmium (Cd)
Evaporation Materials
Purity: 99.99%, 99.999% Inquiry

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