Magnesium (Mg) Single Crystals and Substrates - MSE Supplies LLC

Magnesium (Mg) Single Crystals and Substrates

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Magnesium Single Crystal is a shiny gray solid metal. It has one of the lowest melting and boiling point (1090°C) among all the alkaline earth metals. Magnesium single crystal and substrate is widely used for various thin film, optical, biodegradable medical implant and other applications.

Main Parameters of Magnesium Single Crystal Substrates






99.99% (4N)

Crystal structure


Unit cell constant

a = 3.20936 Å, c = 5.21112 Å

Melt point 

649 ºC


1.738 g/cm3

Thermal expansion

26.1 x 10-6 K-1


5 mm x 5 mm x 0.5 mm

10 mm x 10 mm x 0.5 mm                

other sizes are available upon request

Surface polishing

Single side polished is standard, Double side polished upon request

Crystal orientations

 (0001), (11-20), (10-10), (1-102)

Surface roughness, Ra

< 10 nm


Sealed in class 100 clean bags packed in class 1000 clean room

Storage Please keep it in dry environment



Cepek, C., R. Macovez, M. Sancrotti, L. Petaccia, R. Larciprete, S. Lizzit, and A. Goldoni. Epitaxial growth of MgB(0001) thin films on magnesium single-crystals. Applied physics letters 85, no. 6 (2004): 976-978.

Shin, J-H., S-H. Kim, T. K. Ha, K. H. Oh, I-S. Choi, and H. N. Han. Nanoindentation study for deformation twinning of magnesium single crystal. Scripta Materialia 68, no. 7 (2013): 483-486.