Antimony

5N Plus manufactures indium antimonide (InSb) wafers which are used to produce high-sensitivity infrared detectors, including thermal imaging cameras. The antimony sold by 5N Plus is also used by manufacturers of RW (rewritable) CDs and DVDs. This technology is based on using a thin layer of compound made of tellurium and antimony.

A shiny silvery-white metalloid, antimony has been known since ancient times. It was not until 1707, however, that French chemist Nicolas LĂ©mery first described how antimony was obtained. Significant quantities of antimony are extracted from copper and lead residues.

Form
  • Bar
  • Ingot
  • Lump
  • Powder
  • Wafer
Purity
  • 3N5 - 7N
Also available
  • Low Melting Point Alloys
  • Semiconductor Compounds

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