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Barium Fluoride (BaF2) Optical Crystals

Barium Fluoride (BaF2) is commonly used as a scintillator material and is useful as a transmission window material for IR spectroscopy particularly for analysis of fuel oil samples. This material is extremely sensitive to thermal shock.



Optical Properties - Barium Fluoride (BaF2) Optical Crystals

Transmission Range: 150nm to 11.5Ám
Refractive Index: 1.46 @ 3.2 Ám
Reflection Loss: 6.8% @ 3.0 Ám ( 2 surfaces)

Physical Properties - Barium Fluoride (BaF2) Optical Crystals

Melting Point: 1280° C
Hardness (Knoop): 82 psi
Young's Modulus: 53.07 GPa
Modulus of Rupture: 3900 psi
Structure: Cubic---111 cleavage plane

Chemical Properties-- Barium Fluoride (BaF2) Optical Crystals

Solubility: 0.17gm./100 gm water @ 23° C. Soluble in acid and NH4Cl.