Introduction to Zirconium Silicide ZrSi2 Powder
Wholesale gas prices in the Netherlands and the UK have risen 20 percent recently amid concerns about Russian supplies.
The EU plans to cut its dependence on Russian gas by two-thirds this year and stop importing Russian fossil fuels by 2027. Russia exported about 155 billion cubic meters of gas to the EU in 2021.
The US recently said it would try to supply 15bn cubic meters of LNG to the EU this year. U.S. LNG plants are running at full capacity, and analysts say much of the extra gas the U.S. sends to Europe comes from what should have been exported elsewhere.
The German government called Russia "an unreliable energy supplier". Even though the German government claimed that they have been preparing for the situation for a long time that Russia may stop sending gas one day, experts say it is hard for the EU to replace all of Russia's gas exports any time soon.
The supply and prices of many ZrSi2 Powder will continue to be influenced by international situations.
Introduction to Zirconium Silicide ZrSi2 Powder
Zirconium silicide or zirconium disilicide is an organic compound, the chemical formula ZrSi2, is one of the silicides of zirconium.
It can be made by the reaction of silicon and zirconium at 1100 °C or by the reaction of silicon and zirconium dioxide:
ZrO2 + 4Si -- ZrSi2 + 2SiO
When heated in the air, it forms a protective film of zirconium silicate.
Physicochemical Properties of Zirconium Silicide ZrSi2 Powder
ZrSi2 is insoluble in water, inorganic acid, and aqua regia, but soluble in hydrofluoric acid.
As a zirconium-silicon intermetallic compound, ZrSi2 is a kind of ceramic material with high hardness, high melting point, high conductivity, high heat conductivity, and good thermal shock resistance to high temperature.
|Zirconium Silicide ZrSi2 Powder Properties
||zirconium(IV) silicide, zirconium disilicide, ZrSi2 powder
||gray black powder
|Solubility in H2O
Zirconium Silicide ZrSi2 Powder CAS 12039-90-6
Applications of Zirconium Silicide ZrSi2 Powder
ZrSi2 can be used as fine ceramic raw material powder to make crucibles or semiconductor film.
Silicon (atomic symbol Si, atomic number 14) is an element of unit P in group 14 of period 3, with an atomic mass of 28.085. The number of electrons in each shell of silbohr silicon is 2,8,4, and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2, 3p2. The radius of a silicon atom is 11 pm and the van der Waals radius is 210pm. By weight, silicon makes up 25.7 percent of the earth's crust and is the second most abundant element after oxygen. These metals rarely exist in pure crystal form and are usually made from an iron-silicon alloy called ferrosilicon. Element Silicon (or silicon dioxide), such as sand, is the main component of glass, which is one of the cheapest materials and has excellent mechanical, optical, thermal, and electrical properties. Ultra-pure silicon can be doped with boron, gallium, phosphorus, or arsenic to produce silicon, which is used in transistors, solar cells, rectifiers, and other solid-state devices widely used in the electronics industry.
Zirconium (Zr, atomic symbol Zr, atomic number 40) is a group D element of period 5 with an atomic mass of 91.224. Each zirconium layer has an electron number of 2,8,18,10,2 and an electron configuration of [Kr]4d2 5s2. The zirconium atom has a radius of 160pm and a van der Waals radius of 186pm. In its elemental form, zirconium has a silvery-white appearance similar to that of titanium. The main mineral of zirconium is zircon (zirconium silicate). Zirconium is commercially produced as a by-product of titanium and tin mining and has many applications as an opaque and refractory. It is not a free element in nature.
Zirconium plays an important role in industrial, medical, and defense applications around the world. Zircon metals are used as key components in many alloys due to their high strength and corrosion resistance. Zirconium alloys with high compressive strength are used in important naval and aerospace industries as components of submarine casings and high-speed aircraft alloys. Zircon's low neutron absorption properties make it irreplaceable in the inner components of fusion engines. In addition, zirconium silicate and zirconium dioxide are minerals with high refractive index and wear resistance, so they can be used in high-temperature furnace lining, refractory ceramics, and nanotechnology industries.
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Recently, the Turkish government announced that the Turkish President has signed a presidential decree to provide incentives for its Black Sea gas field development projects, including tax exemptions and other preferential measures.
With a fixed investment of 145.1 billion Turkish lira ($10 billion), the project will employ 1,018 people and produce 14 billion standard cubic meters of gas per year, the decree reads. The incentives involved include tariff and VAT exemptions, as well as a range of tax cuts.
In June 2021, Turkish drill ships discovered 135 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the Sakaria field in the Black Sea, bringing Turkey's total gas discoveries in the region to 540 billion cubic meters.
Turkey imports almost all of its annual gas consumption of about 50 billion cubic meters.
Except for natural gas, the supply and prices of many other ZrSi2 Powder will continue to be influenced by international situations.