Alloy Geek Mu Metal Standard

Your Analysis Type: X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
Pedigree: Certified Reference Material (includes certified chemical analysis)
Sale price$250.00


Alloy Geek Mu 80 Standard

Mu Metal, a highly specialized alloy known for its exceptional magnetic shielding properties, plays a pivotal role in protecting sensitive equipment and ensuring accurate measurements in environments where electromagnetic interference must be minimized. This alloy's unique composition and outstanding magnetic characteristics make it a top choice for a wide range of critical applications.

Chemical Composition of Mu Metal:

  • Nickel (Ni): 77.0% - 80.0%
  • Iron (Fe): 15.0% - 18.0%
  • Molybdenum (Mo): 2.0% - 4.0%
  • Copper (Cu): 0.2% - 0.5%
  • Carbon (C): 0.01% - 0.05%
  • Silicon (Si): 0.3% max
  • Sulfur (S): 0.02% max
  • Phosphorus (P): 0.02% max

Key Properties:

  1. Exceptionally Low Magnetic Permeability: Mu Metal is renowned for its ability to attenuate magnetic fields, making it invaluable in applications where magnetic interference can cause equipment malfunction or signal distortion.

  2. High Saturation Induction: This alloy offers high saturation induction, which is crucial for efficiently shielding against strong magnetic fields.

  3. Outstanding Soft Magnetic Properties: Mu Metal exhibits excellent soft magnetic characteristics, such as low coercivity and high permeability, making it ideal for devices like magnetic shields, transformers, and sensitive instrumentation.

  4. High Electrical Resistivity: Its high electrical resistivity ensures minimal eddy current losses when exposed to alternating magnetic fields.

Other Names for Mu Metal:

  • Mu-Metal: Often referred to by its trademarked name, Mu-Metal, which is synonymous with high-quality magnetic shielding alloys.
  • HyMu 80: A variant of Mu Metal with similar properties.

Unique Qualities of Mu Metal: Mu Metal stands out within the family of magnetic shielding alloys due to its exceptional combination of low magnetic permeability, high saturation induction, and outstanding soft magnetic properties. It is engineered to provide superior attenuation of magnetic fields, allowing it to protect sensitive equipment and ensure accurate measurements in environments where electromagnetic interference is a concern.

In applications ranging from MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) equipment to high-precision scientific instruments, Mu Metal plays a crucial role in ensuring reliable and interference-free operation. Its ability to achieve high saturation induction while maintaining low coercivity and high permeability sets it apart as a material that can deliver uncompromised performance in magnetic shielding.

XRF Samples are thinner samples approximately 1/4 inch thick. OES Standards are thicker in nature and are approximately 1 inch thick. Please Contact Us if you would like to know the specific dimensions of a sample.

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