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Beryllium (Be) Metal

Beryllium is a silvery-white metal that is relatively soft and has a low density. Although it is the lightest structural metal, it has high tensile strength and stiffness. It has one of the highest melting points of light metals. At ordinary temperatures, beryllium resists oxidation in air and is resistant to concentrated nitric acid. Beryllium is nonmagnetic, offers excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, has a high heat capacity, and can take a high polish.

Purity 98.0% up to 99.9999% pure, along with Be alloys
Typical Applications

Beryllium is used for mirrors and camera shutters in space, military, and medical applications. It is also used in semiconductor manufacturing. Beryllium has been extensively used in making windows for X-ray tubes. Beryllium alloys are used as structural materials for high-speed aircraft, missiles, spacecraft, and communication satellites, and alloys with copper or nickel are used in gyroscopes, accelerometers, and computer parts for inertial guidance instruments. Beryllium is used to moderate or reflect neutrons and is used in nuclear reactors. It also can be part of dental alloys and dental bridges.

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Beryllium (Be) Metal TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Listed. For further information, please call the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902. Beryllium is a very hazardous material. It is toxic and flammable. Please Visit: NIOSH / CDC Safety & Health Information Sheet Beryllium (Be) Metal CAS Number: 7440-41-7 Beryllium (Be) UN Number: 1567

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