Metals and materials

Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a broad range of high-purity metals and materials, many of which are available from stock for immediate shipment. No matter what your research application, we supply pure metals, alloys, and non-metallic elements in various purities and forms to meet most specifications.

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As part of the Thermo Scientific portfolio of inorganics, we offer pure elements and alloys as well as a variety of forms of carbon, including elemental carbon and fullerenes. Count on Thermo Fisher Scientific for high-purity quality products, outstanding delivery and service, and competitive pricing for large and small quantities.

Featured metals and materials

Silver is a highly versatile metal with a unique combination of intrinsic antimicrobial properties, high electrical conductivity, and ductility. Our silver offerings include pure elements in a wide array of forms, as well as a broad range of silver compounds and alloys. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers silver products which are suitable for use in a variety of research applications.

Gold is a yellow, malleable, ductile, and soft metal, often alloyed to give it more strength. Gold is a good conductor of heat and electricity and is resistant to oxidation and most reagents. Extremely reflective, it is an excellent reflector of infrared light. The freezing point of gold serves as a calibration point for the International Temperature Scales. We offer a broad range of catalog products, and our specialized gold compounds are available in bulk quantities.

Platinum is one of the rarest elements in the earth's crust. Only an ounce of platinum is obtained from 10 tons of ore, and only a few hundred tons are produced annually. Very similar in appearance to silver, platinum is known not only for its lustrous color, but also for its stability, strength, rarity, and density. We offer a broad range of catalog products which are available in bulk quantities.

Palladium is now perhaps the most valuable of the four major precious metals. It is an extremely rare, silver-white metal that has the purity and luster of platinum and keeps its brilliant color for life. Palladium has a relatively low melting point and low density compared to the other platinum group metals. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a broad, diverse catalog of palladium products which are also available in bulk quantities.

Rhodium is one of the six metals in the platinum group. Rhodium is a silver-white metallic element with high melting and boiling points. It is highly reflective and resistant to corrosion and oxidation, which is why it is also classified as a noble metal. Rarely used by itself, rhodium metal is almost always used as an alloy. We offer a broad, diverse catalog of rhodium products which are also available in bulk quantities.

Widely distributed in nature, carbon is the active element in photosynthesis and is found in all plant and animal life. Free carbon in nature occurs in three allotropic forms: amorphous, graphite, and diamond. Properties of final carbon products can be controlled by the manufacturing process and the type of carbon selected as raw material. Thermo Fisher Scientific carries both elemental forms of carbon and elemental carbon compounds such as fullerenes and graphene products which are suitable for a range of research applications.

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