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ST0040 Samarium (Sm) Sputtering Target

Chemical Formula: Sm
Catalog Number: ST0040
CAS Number: 7440-19-9
Purity: 99.9%
Shape: Discs, Plates, Column Targets, Step Targets, Custom-made


Description of Samarium Sputtering Target

Samarium is a chemical element originated from Samarskite, the name of the mineral from which it was first isolated. It was first mentioned in 1879 and observed by P.E.L. de Boisbaudran. The isolation was later accomplished and announced by P.E.L. de Boisbaudran. “Sm” is the canonical chemical symbol of samarium. Its atomic number in the periodic table of elements is 62 with location at Period 6 and Group 3, belonging to the f-block. The relative atomic mass of samarium is 150.36(2) Dalton, the number in the brackets indicating the uncertainty.

Specification of Samarium Sputtering Target

Material Type Samarium
Symbol Sm
Color/Appearance Silvery
Melting Point 1072°C
Density 7353 kg/m3
Thermal Conductivity 0.133 W·m-1·K-1 (25°C)
Electrical Resistivity 88.0 nΩ·m (20 °C)
Available Sizes Dia.: 1.0″, 2.0″, 3.0″, 4.0″, 5.0″, 6.0″
Thick: 0.125″, 0.250″

We also offer other customized shapes and sizes of the sputtering targets, please send us an inquiry for more information.

Application of Samarium Sputtering Target

The Samarium sputtering target is used for thin film deposition, decoration, semiconductor, display, LED and photovoltaic devices, functional coating as nicely as other optical information storage space industry, glass coating industry like car glass and architectural glass, optical communication, etc.

Other applications of Samarium are:

  • Used as a catalyst for dehydrogenating and dehydrating ethanol
  • 153Sm is used to treat cancer owing to its radioactivity
  • Used as an absorber in nuclear reactors
  • Samarium oxide is used for manufacturing special infrared adsorbing glass for carbon arc-lamp electrodes\
  • Used in doping calcium fluoride crystals employed in optical lasers.

Handling Notes of  Samarium Sputtering Target

1. No bonding service is presently available for this material. 2. This material has high chemical activity when exposed to the environment. Oil packaging and clean procedure are required to prevent it from chemcial reactions.


Our Samarium 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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SAM’s Samarium sputtering targets are available in various forms, purities, sizes, and prices. We specialize in producing high purity thin film deposition materials 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. Please send us an inquiry for current pricing on sputtering targets and other deposition materials not listed.

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by Jerry Barnes on Samarium (Sm) Sputtering Target

I got many from SAM for our chemistry lab and we use them for sputter deposition experiments. They're great for chemical projects and science for the students.