Beaded Materials

Beaded materials are a class of engineered powders that are processed into smooth, spherical particles with lower surface areas relative to traditional powders. These free-flowing powders are ideal for controlled atmosphere processes, reducing water absorption and minimizing caking, dusting, and static buildup. Granular materials provide several advantages over fine powders, including increased crucible packing densities as well as lower volatility in high temperature solid-state processes. Additionally, beads can be delivered into narrow sample chambers through pneumatic loading, preventing settling and clogging issues associated with fine powders.

Applications for high-purity anhydrous inorganics include the use of rare earth halides (CeCl3 and YCl3) for scintillation and radiation detection as well as in the preparation of luminescent materials.1-3 Beaded materials have also been used in the synthesis of Li-ion conductive materials (LiI) and in the fabrication of dye-sensitized solar cells (Iodine).4-5

Aldrich Materials Science offers an extensive selection of unique beaded products for ease of handling and use in oxygen- and moisture-sensitive applications.

Materials classes include:

  • Salts
  • Metal Halides
  • Alloys and Eutectics
  • Pure Elements

Aldrich-produced beads conform to specifications with high purities (99.9 - 99.999%), low water content, and a high degree of monodispersity (i.e. tight d50). Ultra-dry, high-purity salts are packaged under inert conditions and sealed in glass or quartz ampules. In-house expertise with beading technology also allows for the production of multi-component solid solutions and eutectics, such as CsCl/NaCl, 2:1 and LiCl/KCl, 1:1.6

To learn about custom services and beaded materials, including tailored compositions and particle sizes, please visit our Center of Excellence or contact HardMaterials@sial.com.
References:
1. van Loef, E.V.; Wilson, C.M.; Cherepy, N.J.; Hull, G.; Payne, S.A.; Woon-Seng, C.; Moses, W.W.; Shah, K.S. IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. 2009, 56, 869.
2. Cherepy, N.J.; Payne, S.A.; Sturm, B.W.; Kuntz, J.D.; Seeley, Z.M.; Rupert, B.L.; Sanner, R.D.; Drury, O.B.; Hurst, T.A.; Fisher, S.E.; Groza, M.; Matei, L.; Burger, A.; Hawrami, R.; Shah, K.S.; Boatner, L.A. IEEE Nucl. Sci. Conf. R 2010, 1288.
3. Matson, D.W.; Graff, G.L.; Male, J.L.; Johnson, B.R.; Nie, Z.; Joly, A.G.; Olsen, L.C. Thin Solid Films 2010, 518, 3194.
4. Maekawa, H.; Fujimaki, Y.; Shen, H.; Kawamura, J.; Yamamura, T. Solid State Ionics 2006, 177, 2711.
5. Lewis, L.N.; Spivack, J.L.; Gasaway, S.; Williams, E.D.; Gui, J.Y.; Manivannan, V.; Siclovan, O.P. Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C 2006, 90, 1041.
6. Nagai, T.; Uehara, A.; Fujii, T.; Shirai, O.; Myochin, M.; Yamana, H. Radiochimica Acta 2008, 97, 209.

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11: Na
460591 Sodium bromide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis NaBr 99.999
11: Na
450006 Sodium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis NaCl 99.999
11: Na
439681 Sodium iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis NaI 99.999
12: Mg
449172 Magnesium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis MgCl2 99.99
12: Mg
449164 Magnesium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.9% trace metals basis MgCl2 99.9
12: Mg
449911 Magnesium iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.998% trace metals basis MgI2 99.998
19: K
449970 Potassium bromide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, ≥99.9% trace metals basis KBr 99.9
19: K
449989 Potassium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis KCl 99.999
19: K
451029 Potassium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis KCl 99.99
19: K
429422 Potassium iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.998% trace metals basis KI 99.998
20: Ca
413631 Calcium bromide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.98% trace metals basis CaBr2 99.98
20: Ca
429759 Calcium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, ≥99.99% trace metals basis CaCl2 99.99
20: Ca
449709 Calcium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, ≥99.9% trace metals basis CaCl2 99.9
20: Ca
439797 Calcium iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis CaI2 99.999
20: Ca
516244 Calcium iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.95% trace metals basis CaI2 99.95
25: Mn
450995 Manganese(II) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis MnCl2 99.999
25: Mn
429449 Manganese(II) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis MnCl2 99.99
26: Fe
434000 Iron(II) bromide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis FeBr2 99.999
26: Fe
429368 Iron(II) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.998% trace metals basis FeCl2 99.998
26: Fe
450936 Iron(II) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% FeCl2 99.99
26: Fe
450944 Iron(II) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.9% trace metals basis FeCl2 99.9
26: Fe
400858 Iron(II) iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, ≥99.99% trace metals basis FeI2 99.99
27: Co
427136 Cobalt(II) bromide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis CoBr2 99.99
27: Co
409332 Cobalt(II) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis CoCl2 99.999
27: Co
449776 Cobalt(II) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.9% trace metals basis CoCl2 99.9
29: Cu
735906 Copper(I) bromide beads, -10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis CuBr 99.99
29: Cu
651745 Copper(I) chloride anhydrous, beads, ≥99.99% trace metals basis CuCl 99.99
30: Zn
451398 Zinc bromide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis ZnBr2 99.999
30: Zn
760625 Zinc bromide crystalline, anhydrous, beads, -10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis ZnBr2 99.999
30: Zn
450111 Zinc chloride anhydrous, beads, amorphous, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis ZnCl2 99.99
30: Zn
456845 Zinc chloride anhydrous, beads, amorphous, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis ZnCl2 99.999
30: Zn
409278 Zinc iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis ZnI2 99.999
30: Zn
466360 Zinc iodide anhydrous, powder, 99.999% trace metals basis ZnI2 99.999
31: Ga
427128 Gallium(III) chloride beads, anhydrous, ≥99.999% trace metals basis GaCl3 99.999
31: Ga
450898 Gallium(III) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis GaCl3 99.99
37: Rb
451223 Rubidium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.5% trace metals basis RbCl 99.5
38: Sr
430684 Strontium bromide anhydrous, powder, 99.995% trace metals basis SrBr2 99.995
38: Sr
451282 Strontium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.995% trace metals basis SrCl2 99.995
38: Sr
400696 Strontium iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, ≥99.99% trace metals basis SrI2 99.99
38: Sr
466336 Strontium iodide anhydrous, ≥99.99% trace metals basis SrI2 99.99
39: Y
450103 Yttrium(III) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis YCl3 99.99
3: Li
429465 Lithium bromide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis LiBr 99.999
3: Li
449873 Lithium bromide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, ≥99.9% trace metals basis LiBr 99.9
3: Li
483982 Lithium bromide beads, minimum melting composition, −10 mesh, ≥99.9% LiBr 99.9
3: Li
429457 Lithium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.998% trace metals basis LiCl 99.998
3: Li
449881 Lithium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, ≥99.9% trace metals basis LiCl 99.9
3: Li
479330 Lithium chloride/potassium chloride eutectic anhydrous, beads, 99.99% trace metals basis   99.99
3: Li
450952 Lithium iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis LiI 99.999
3: Li
439746 Lithium iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis LiI 99.99
3: Li
218219 Lithium iodide beads, 99% LiI 99
3: Li
451142 Lithium tetrachloroaluminate anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis LiAlCl4 99.99
3: Li
736317 Lithium tetrachlorogallate anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis LiGaCl4 99.99
47: Ag
449571 Silver chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.998% trace metals basis AgCl 99.998
48: Cd
439800 Cadmium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis CdCl2 99.999
48: Cd
449695 Cadmium iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis CdI2 99.999
49: In
264113 Indium beads, diam. 2-5 mm, 99.999% trace metals basis In 99.999
49: In
460605 Indium(I) bromide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.998% trace metals basis InBr 99.998
49: In
413658 Indium(I) iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis InI 99.999
50: Sn
409308 Tin(II) iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis SnI2 99.99
51: Sb
452343 Antimony beads, 1-5 mm, low oxide, 99.999% trace metals basis Sb 99.999
52: Te
452378 Tellurium shot, 1-2 mm, 99.999% trace metals basis Te 99.999
53: I
451045 Iodine anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis I2 99.999
55: Cs
429392 Cesium bromide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis CsBr 99.999
55: Cs
449733 Cesium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis CsCl 99.999
55: Cs
449741 Cesium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.9% trace metals basis CsCl 99.9
55: Cs
555282 Cesium chloride/sodium chloride (2:1) eutectic anhydrous, beads, 99.99% trace metals basis Cl3Cs2Na  
55: Cs
429384 Cesium iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis CsI 99.999
56: Ba
413607 Barium bromide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis BaBr2 99.999
56: Ba
449644 Barium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis BaCl2 99.999
56: Ba
449652 Barium chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.95% trace metals basis BaCl2 99.95
56: Ba
413615 Barium iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.995% trace metals basis BaI2 99.995
57: La
449822 Lanthanum(III) bromide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, ≥99.99% trace metals basis LaBr3 99.99
57: La
449830 Lanthanum(III) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, ≥99.99% trace metals basis Cl3La 99.99
57: La
298182 Lanthanum(III) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.9% trace metals basis Cl3La 99.9
57: La
413674 Lanthanum(III) iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.9% trace metals basis LaI3 99.9
58: Ce
563226 Cerium(III) bromide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis CeBr3 99.99
58: Ce
429406 Cerium(III) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, ≥99.99% trace metals basis CeCl3 99.99
58: Ce
298190 Cerium(III) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.9% CeCl3 99.9
58: Ce
466085 Cerium(III) iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis CeI3 99.99
59: Pr
451215 Praseodymium(III) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis PrCl3 99.99
62: Sm
449997 Samarium(III) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis SmCl3 99.99
64: Gd
735949 Gadolinium(III) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis GdCl3 0
68: Er
755699 Erbium(III) chloride anhydrous, beads, -10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis ErCl3 99.99
70: Yb
450073 Ytterbium(III) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.99% trace metals basis YbCl3 99.99
81: Tl
336270 Thallium(I) bromide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis TlBr 99.999
81: Tl
458813 Thallium(I) iodide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis TlI 99.999
82: Pb
460583 Lead(II) bromide anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% PbBr2 99.999
82: Pb
449865 Lead(II) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% PbCl2 99.999
82: Pb
554359 Lead(II) iodide beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis PbI2 99.999
83: Bi
452386 Bismuth beads, 1-5 mm, 99.999% trace metals basis Bi 99.999
83: Bi
470279 Bismuth(III) chloride anhydrous, beads, −10 mesh, 99.999% trace metals basis BiCl3 99.999
83: Bi
450723 Bismuth(III) chloride anhydrous, powder, 99.999% trace metals basis BiCl3 99.999