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What is Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder?

Europe's largest economy, Germany, recently activated an emergency plan to manage gas supplies that the natural gas could be rationed if supplies are disrupted or disrupted by a stand-off over Russian demands to pay for fuel in rubles.  

German Vice-Chancellor, minister of economy and climate protection, said Germany's gas supplies were secure for now, but he urged consumers and businesses to reduce consumption, saying "every kilowatt of electricity counts." 

Germany's gas network regulator can ration gas if supplies run short. Plants would be the first to be affected. Special treatment will be provided to private families, hospitals, and other important institutions.  

Half of Germany's 41.5 million households use natural gas for heating, and industry consumption accounts for a third of the country's 100 billion cubic meters of gas demand in 2021.  

The price of many energy and commodities like the MoSi2 Powder could be affected.


Introduction to Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
Molybdenum silicide was discovered in 1906. Under different conditions, silicon and molybdenum can form molybdenum trisilicide (Mo3Si), molybdenum pentasilicate (Mo5Si3), and molybdenum disilicate (MoSi2). The most important one is the Molybdenum disilicide (MoSi2), which is a Dalton-type intermetallic compound. The atomic combination in its crystal structure shows the coexistence of metal bonds and covalent bonds, and has excellent high-temperature essential characteristics.
Molybdenum disilicide is an inorganic compound, the chemical formula is MoSi2, gray metal solid. Insoluble in most acids, but soluble in nitric acid and hydrofluoric acid. The two kinds of atoms have similar radii and electronegativity, which is similar to metal and ceramic.  Molybdenum disilicide is electrically conductive and at high temperatures forms a passivation layer of silicon dioxide on the surface to prevent further oxidation.
It can be applied as high-temperature oxidation-resistant coating materials, electric heating elements, integrated electrode film, structural materials, composite reinforcement, wear-resistant materials, structural ceramics, and other fields of bonding materials. 
 

Physicochemical Properties of Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
MoSi2 is a kind of intermediate phase with the highest silicon content in the Mo-Si binary alloy system, and it is a Dalton-type intermetallic compound with a fixed composition. It has dual characteristics of metal and ceramic, and is a kind of high-temperature material with excellent performance. Good high-temperature oxidation resistance, oxidation resistance temperature up to 1600, and SiC equivalent; Moderate density (6.24g/cm3); Low thermal expansion coefficient (8.1×10-6K-1); Good electric conductivity; Higher brittle and ductile transition temperature (1000) below the hard brittleness of ceramics. Above 1000 it is metal-like soft plastic. MoSi2 is mainly used as heating elements, integrated circuits, high-temperature oxidation-resistant coating, and high-temperature structural material. 
In MoSi2, molybdenum and silicon are bonded by metal bonds, while silicon and silicon are bonded by covalent bonds. Molybdenum disilicide is gray tetragonal crystal. Insoluble in general mineral acids (including aqua roya), but soluble in nitric acid and hydrofluoric acid mixed acid, has good high-temperature oxidation resistance, can be used as high temperature (<1700) oxidation atmosphere work heating element. 
In an oxidizing atmosphere, a protective film is formed on the surface of dense quartz glass (SiO2) burned at a high temperature to prevent continuous oxidation. When the temperature of the heating element is higher than 1700, SiO2 protective film is formed, which is thickened at the melting point of 1710 and fused with SiO2 into molten droplets.  It loses its protective ability due to its surface-extending action. When the element is used continuously under the oxidant, it forms a protective film again. It should be noted that this element cannot be used for long periods at 400-700 due to strong oxidation at low temperatures.

 

Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder Properties
Other Names molybdenum disilicide, MoSi2 powder
CAS No. 12136-78-6
Compound Formula MoSi2
Molecular Weight 152.11
Appearance gray to black powder
Melting Point 1900-2050 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 6.23-6.31g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 153.859261

 

Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder CAS 12136-78-6
 

 
Applications of Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
MoSi2 is widely used in heating elements. Molybdenum disilicide heating elements can be used at temperatures up to 1800°C for electric furnaces used in laboratories and production environments in glass, steel, electronics, ceramics, and for heat treatment of materials. Although these components are brittle, they can operate at high power without aging, and their resistivity does not increase with operating time.
 

Main Supplier of Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
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Inflationary pressures on Canadians continue to rise. The consumer-price index rose 6.7% in March from a year earlier, the biggest increase since January 1991, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.  

On a month-on-month basis, Canada's CPI rose 1.4 percent in March, also accelerating from February's 1.0 percent rise.  

Prices in the eight major sectors covered by the statistics continued to rise. The uptrend comes against the backdrop of continued price pressures in the Canadian housing market, widespread supply chain constraints, and geopolitical conflicts, according to CBC. A variety of factors have affected energy, commodity, and agricultural markets. Meanwhile, Canada's employment picture continued to improve in March, with the unemployment rate falling to a record low and the average hourly earnings of employees rising.  

Excluding gasoline, Canada's CPI rose 5.5 percent year on year in March.  It is also the highest since comparable data began in 1999.  

The widespread supply chain constraints and geopolitical conflicts are expected to continue to affect the prices of the MoSi2 Powder.

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