What is Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder used for?

Aluminium buyers in the US physical metal market have held off on new orders amid fears of a recession triggered by rising inflation and supply chain crises.  

Spot aluminium trading on the market has been suspended in recent weeks, according to industry sources, as uncertainty has increased following the outbreak of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.  Even before the war, the aluminium market was suffering from long waiting times and weak demand.  

For aluminium buyers, recent poor US economic data have been a big factor in delaying purchases.  Data released last month showed that the ISM manufacturing PMI came in at 57.1 in March, below expectations of 59 and down from 58.6 in February, unexpectedly hitting the lowest reading since September 2020.  This was mainly due to a slowdown in new orders and MoSi2 Powder are expected to increase in the future.

Introduction to Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
Under different conditions, silicon and molybdenum can form several different compounds, including trimolybdenum silicide (Mo3Si), pentamolybdenum trisilicide (Mo5Si3), and molybdenum disilicide (MoSi2), of which the most important is molybdenum disilicide (MoSi2). 
Molybdenum disilicide is an inorganic compound, the chemical formula is MoSi2, gray metal solid.
Molybdenum silicide has a high melting point, low density, good thermal conductivity, good electrical conductivity and excellent high-temperature oxidation resistance, high elastic modulus, low thermal expansion coefficient, high strength, and good resistance to chemical corrosion and thermal shock resistance. MoSi2 is widely used in high-temperature heating element component materials and high-temperature oxidation resistance coating materials, is also the most development potential for high-temperature structural materials and wear-resistant materials.
 

Key Properties of Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
High melting point
Medium density
High modulus at high temperature
Excellent oxidation resistance
 

Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder Properties
Other Names molybdenum disilicide, MoSi2 powder
CAS No. 12136-78-6
Compound Formula MoSi2
Molecular Weight 152.11
Appearance gray to black powder
Melting Point 1900-2050 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 6.23-6.31g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 153.859261

 

Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder CAS 12136-78-6

 
Applications of Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
Molybdenum disilicide is used in the fields of high-temperature oxidation-resistant coating materials, electric heating elements, integrated electrode films, structural materials, reinforcement of composite materials, wear-resistant materials, bonding materials of structural ceramics,etc. Specifically, it can be used in:
1. Energy chemical industry: electric heating elements, high-temperature heat exchangers of atomic reactor device, gas burner, high-temperature thermocouple, and its protective tube, crucibles of melting utensils (used for melting sodium, lithium, lead, bismuth, tin, and other metals). 
2. Microelectronics industry: MoSi2 and other refractory metal silicides Ti5Si3, WSi2, and TaSi2 are important candidate materials for lsi gate and interconnect thin films. 
3. Aerospace industry: used as high-temperature oxidation-resistant coating materials. Especially as turbine engine components such as blades, impellers, burners, nozzles, and seals.
4. Automotive industry: automotive turbocharger rotor, valve body, spark plug, and engine parts.
 

What is the MoSi2 Heating Element?
Molybdenum disilicide heating element is a kind of high-density material composed of molybdenum disilicide and silicon dioxide self-forming glaze. The operating temperature can reach 1800. These components have a long service life. 
 

Main Supplier of Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
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With the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the market is increasingly worried about the potential disruption of Russia's energy supply. Geopolitical premiums have pushed up the price of crude oil and natural gas, and the energy price is expected to remain high in the short term. Affected by this, the market price of the MoSi2 Powder may continue to rise.

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