This section provides an overview for lithium tantalate as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 10 lithium tantalate manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked lithium tantalate companies as of February, 2024: 1.The Roditi International Corporation Ltd, 2.MSE Supplies, 3.Custom Glass and Optics, LLC.
Lithium Tantalate, also known as "lithium tantalum oxide," is a ferroelectric material with a triclinic ilmenite-like structure.
Lithium Tantalate single crystals are used in various optical devices utilizing nonlinear optical and electro-optical effects because of their relatively low cost and excellent optical properties.
In particular, wavelength conversion devices based on lithium tantalate are used as an important component for obtaining high-power green lasers in optical devices such as laser projectors and laser displays.
Lithium Tantalate single crystals possess piezoelectricity, pyroelectricity, and nonlinear optical effects. These characteristics are utilized in various fields such as electro-optics and nuclear fusion. Typical examples are as follows
Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filters are substrates used for piezoelectric elements in frequency selective filters for cell phones and TVs. A thin film of piezoelectric material or a regular comb electrode formed on the substrate allows the extraction of electrical signals in a specific frequency band.
The center frequency and bandwidth can be determined by the structural period of the comb electrode (IDT) and the physical properties of the piezoelectric material and electrode.
A piezoelectric (piezoelectric) element is an element with a piezoelectric effect that generates voltage when pressure is applied. Piezoelectric elements have the property of deforming when voltage is applied.
Under normal conditions, no voltage is generated because the ions in the air are adsorbed and the charges on the crystal surface are neutralized. When pressure is applied from the outside and the crystal is deformed, the state of polarization changes and voltage is generated.
Applications of piezoelectric elements include gas stoves, lighters, vibration sensors, inkjet printers, piezoelectric speakers, piezoelectric drivers, and actuators. They are also being developed as floor power generation systems.
A wavelength conversion element is an element that converts the wavelength of laser light. By using a wavelength conversion element, it is possible to convert the wavelength of light to match the desired emission wavelength of the laser to be used.
When Lithium Tantalate is used as a wavelength conversion element, a green laser with high output power can be obtained.
Pyroelectricity is a phenomenon in which the polarization of a derivative changes with changes in temperature. Lithium Tantalate that has undergone a poling process (a process to align the polarization in one direction under reduced pressure) is pyroelectric and generates X-rays when the temperature is changed.
In addition, B. Naranjo et al. reported that lithium tantalate is capable of nuclear fusion, and research on neutron generation is being actively conducted.
Lithium Tantalate is a white powder with the chemical formula LiTaO3, molecular weight 235.9, and CAS number 12031-66-2.
It has a melting point of 1,650°C, is nonflammable, and is thermally very stable. It is insoluble in water and there is currently no information on the hazardous substances that can be mixed with it.
Hazardous decomposition products are lithium oxide and tantalum oxide. No data on degradability, aquatic life hazards, or marine pollution are available.
Lithium tantalate is a non-hazardous material and has no GHS classification. As a noncombustible material, there are no special considerations for Lithium Tantalate when extinguishing a fire.
The product can be safely stored by keeping the container tightly closed and storing it in a dry, cool, and dark place.
If there is a possibility of dust generation, the work area should be equipped with an exhaust ventilation system such as a source closure or a local exhaust ventilation system. Workers should wear respiratory protective equipment, dust-proof respirators, protective glasses, protective masks, protective gloves, and protective clothing, boots, aprons, and arm covers as necessary.
No human health effects have been confirmed at this time, but there is little information available and many unknowns. Contact with the human body and ingestion should be avoided.
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ALB Materials Inc., established in the United States, is a developer, manufacturer, and exporter of special chemicals, materials, and laboratory equipment for research and engineering applications. The company specializes on materials of special properties like diversity, high purity, high hardness, magnetism etc., or in specific applications as semiconductor or grinding. It offers a wide range of products including neodymium magnets, metals, and alloys, being used across multiple industries worldwide. Its product portfolio includes neodymium magnets, metals, rare earth materials, crystal and nano materials, ceramics and etc.
Himet Materials LLC is a manufacturer and supplier of thin film materials headquartered in California, USA. The company was founded by Silicon Valley veterans in thin film processing and offers a range of evaporation-grade metals, which are used in processes like physical vapor deposition (PVD) for thin film deposition. The company provides compounds and sputter targets for sputtering processes, where material from the target is transferred to a substrate to create thin films. The company offers custom target fabrication services and thin film consultation services.
MSE Supplies is a supplier of materials and equipment for research and manufacturing that has been in business since 2011, and is based in Tucson, Arizona. The company offers various materials, laboratory equipment, and analytical instruments, including high purity lab crucibles, single crystals, wafer, and substrates, as well as vacuum pumps and hardened steel & tungsten carbide pellet pressing dies for pressing dry powder pellets, used for various laboratory and production applications. With expert support, multiple customization options and a diverse product catalog, MSE Supplies caters more than 5000 products to researchers and businesses in over 100 countries across the globe.
VY Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of different kinds of optical precision element and photographic lens &accessory. The company is located in Jilin, China and is founded in The company product portfolio includes laser optics, imaging lenses, optical component, lasers. The company integrate lens design, production and sales. Application of the company’s items are very extensive and involves in military, aerospace, industry, scientific, medical instrument, photoelectric device, optical communication and mechanical equipment and so on.
Hangzhou Freqcontrol Electronic Technology Ltd., founded in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, in 2000 is a manufacturer of piezoelectric crystals and surface acoustic wave filters that are used in the telecommunications and frequency industries. The company's product portfolio includes Lithium Niobate Wafer (LN), Lithium Tantalate Wafers (LT), Piezo Single Crystal Blanks, Fused Silica & Quartz & Glass Wafers and Finished Saw Filters. Their products are used for signal picking up in Smart Mobile and Optical windows and 3G,4G, and 5G applications. The company serves markets including Automotive and Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy and Energy Storage and Electronics and IT Infrastructure.
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. was established in 1952 and is a manufacturer of battery materials based in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The company produces various products related to the battery materials in a complete in-house system, such as mineral ore, low-grade nickel oxide ore, nickel sulfate, and cathode material. The company divide different products into three business divisions, which are Mineral Resources, Smelting and Refining, and Materials business. The minerals that are being the main commodities of the company are mainly copper, nickel, cobalt, gold, and silver.
Custom Glass and Optics LLC (CGO), founded in 2015, is an American manufacturer based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, providing glass and optical components. The company’s product range includes glass, fused silica, and quartz wafers. The company also produces chemical-resistant glass tubing and rods, marketed under the Corning Pyrex brand, designed for artistic and laboratory applications. Glass materials, marketed under various brands like Borofloat, Eagle XG, and Willow, are available in full and cut-to-size sheets.
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., founded in 1926 in Japan, is a manufacturer and distributor of synthetic chemicals and electronic materials, such as semiconductor silicon and rare earth quartz. The company offers a wide range of products, including silicone sealants and rubbers, as well as cellulose derivatives used in foods and pharmaceuticals, and rare earth magnets. The company has four core business segments, including infrastructure chemicals, electronics materials, silicone-based functional agents, and specialized engineering for the development of plant design, construction, and maintenance.
Lab Pro Inc. (LP) is an American manufacturer and distributor of laboratory equipment and supplies that was established in Sunnyvale, California in 1979. The company produces various chemical products including reagents, oxidizers, and acids, as well as personal protective equipment (PPE), microscopes, and laboratory hand tools. It also offers laboratory instrumentation and utensils such as refractometers, forceps, and pH meters. Aside from its products, LP also provides vendor-managed inventory and lab chiller leasing services for its clients in industrial research facilities, academic institutions, and R&D testing laboratories.
*Including some distributors, etc.
*Including some distributors, etc.
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