Molybdenum was ideal for early electric furnaces, exhibiting the required combination of heat resistance, corrosion resistance and high electrical conductivity (2×107 S/m).
Molybdenum’s extreme heat resistance also earns its use as refractory components in furnaces and vessels for heat treatment and materials processing.
Isothermal forging dies made from molybdenum-based alloys like TZM or molybdenum-hafnium-carbide (MHC) offer high temperature strength, creep resistance, high recrystallization temperatures resulting in accurate and efficient die forging.
Ultra-high-definition flat panel displays use molybdenum’s high specific impedance and membrane stress to improve the brightness, color and contrast of LCD screens.
Molybdenum finds extensive use in medical equipment as components in high-energy X-ray tubes used for CT scanners.
QSIL produces molybdenum and molybdenum alloy powders with tightly controlled particle size distributions, with a target mean particle size between 3- 30 m.