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General Palladium Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pd,Pt
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 107.44 gm
   Iron        2.60 %  Fe
   Palladium  79.24 %  Pd
   Platinum   18.16 %  Pt
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd0.8Pt0.1Fe0+0.05
Help on Environment: Environment: As an oxidation product of palladium-bearing suflides and as a primary phase in platinum deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1803
Help on Locality: Locality: Itabria, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: After the asteroid "Pallas"
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Palladium + Pronunciation Say PALLADIUM
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64922
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Comments: Platinum-rich palladium nugget, mounted in epoxy, with one side polished.
Location: Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Palladium Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.8824, Z = 4; V = 58.52 Den(Calc)= 12.19
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.246(1), 1.945(0.42), 1.376(0.25),

Physical Properties of Palladium

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: White, Steel gray.
Help on Density: Density: 11.3 - 11.8, Average = 11.55
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Elastic - Fragments which spring back after bending.
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5-5 - Near Apatite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic

Optical Properties of Palladium

Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Palladium in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 400 nm   60.60   
 420 nm   62.00 
 440 nm   63.40 
 460 nm   64.60 
 480 nm   65.60 
 500 nm   66.40 
 520 nm   67.20 
 540 nm   67.80 
 560 nm   68.30 
 580 nm   68.90 
 600 nm   69.50 
 620 nm   70.20 
 640 nm   70.90 
 660 nm   71.70 
 680 nm   72.50 
 700 nm   73.40 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Palladium in Air
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Calculated Properties of Palladium

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=10.4 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Palladium =12.2 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.23
Boson Index = 0.77
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPalladium = 470.20 barns/electron
U=PEPalladium x rElectron Density=4,897.50 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Palladium is Not Radioactive

Palladium Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.02)with platinum group metals and alloys
  (01.02.01)Platinum group (Space Group Fm3m) Platinum Pt F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Iridium (Ir,Os,Ru,Pt) F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Rhodium (Rh,Pt) F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Palladium Pd,Pt F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AF.10 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AF -Platinum-group elements
01.AF.10 Palladium Pd,Pt F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
01.AF.10 Iridium (Ir,Os,Ru,Pt) F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
01.AF.10 Rhodium (Rh,Pt) F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
01.AF.10 Platinum Pt F m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Palladium Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Emsley91) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Palladium :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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