If small quantities of lanthanum oxide (La₂O₃, 1.0~2.0%, 0.2~0.6%) are added to tungsten, its creep resistance is improved and the recrystallization temperature is increased. The machining performance for Lanthanum oxide-doped tungsten (Tungsten Lanthanum Alloy, W-La alloy) is better than pure tungsten. Tungsten Lanthanum Alloy is an ideal material for ion sources, welding electrodes and contact electrodes.
The regular content is for W-La alloy 1.5% & 0.5% of lanthanum oxide .
Properties of lanthanum oxide-doped tungsten
-High melting point
-High thermal stability
-Good electrical conductivity
-Good thermal conductivity
-Low thermal expansion coefficient
Applications for W-La alloy
-Coils/boats for evaporating equipment
-Circular blanks for semi-conductor technology
-Power supply wires and anodes/cathodes for thermionic tubes
-Electrodes for plasma coating
-Electrodes for electric resistance welding
-TIG electrodes for shield gas welding, plasma welding
Products for W-La alloy
-Components per drawings
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