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VD0689 Holmium Oxide (Ho2O3) Evaporation Materials

Catalog No. VD0689
Material Holmium Oxide (Ho2O3)
Purity 99.9% ~ 99.99%
Shape Powder/ Granule/ Custom-made

Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM) specializes in producing high purity Holmium Oxide (Ho2O3) Evaporation Materials


Applications of Holmium Oxide Evaporation Materials

• Used in deposition processes including semiconductor deposition, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and physical vapor deposition (PVD).

• Used for optics including wear protection, decorative coatings, and displays.

Specification of Holmium Oxide Evaporation Materials

Material Type Holmium Oxide
Symbol Ho2O3
Color/Appearance Light yellow
Melting Point 2415 °C (4379 °F)
Type of Bond Indium, Elastomer
Density 3.79 g/cm3

Description of Holmium Oxide

Holmium(III) oxide, or holmium oxide is a chemical compound of a rare-earth element holmium and oxygen with the formula Ho2O3. Together with dysprosium(III) oxide (Dy2O3) holmium oxide is one of the most powerfully paramagnetic substances known. The oxide, also called holmia, occurs as a component of the related erbium oxide mineral called erbia. Typically the oxides of the trivalent lanthanides coexist in nature and separation of these components requires specialized methods. Holmium oxide is used in making specialty colored glasses. Glass containing holmium oxide and holmium oxide solutions have a series of sharp optical absorption peaks in the visible spectral range. They are therefore traditionally used as a convenient calibration standard for optical spectrophotometers.

Holmium oxide has some fairly dramatic color changes depending on the lighting conditions. In daylight, it is a tannish yellow color. Under trichromatic light, it is a fiery orange red, almost indistinguishable from the way erbium oxide looks under this same lighting. This is related to the sharp emission bands of the phosphors.  Holmium oxide has a wide band gap of 5.3 eV  and thus should appear colorless. The yellow color originates from abundant lattice defects (such as oxygen vacancies) and is related to internal transitions at the Ho3+ ions.


Our holmium oxide sputter targets are carefully handled to prevent damage during storage and transportation and to preserve the quality of our products in their original condition.

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We specialize in producing high purity holmium oxide with the highest possible density and smallest possible average grain sizes for use in semiconductor, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and physical vapor deposition (PVD) display and optical applications.  Get an inquiry right now.


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by Ken Schroth on Holmium Oxide (Ho2O3) Evaporation Materials

Great sputtering materials for any lab. Great quality, amazing price.

I love all of my stuff from SAM.