Lead Fluoride (PbF<sub>2</sub>) Single Crystal,  MSE Supplies LLC

Lead Fluoride (PbF2) Single Crystal

  • $ 7450

Lead Fluoride - PbF₂ is a highly effective gamma-ray absorber as a result of its high density, fast decay time, and a high radiation hardness.  These scintillator crystals are useful in diverse applications such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and specialty applications in high energy, nuclear, space and medical physics. PbF2 crystal substrates are available for purchase. Customized PbF2 crystals can be supplied by MSE Supplies based on customer's requirements. 

Main Parameters of PbF2 single crystal substrates


Lead Fluoride, PbF2

CAS Number 7783-46-2

Crystal structure

Cubic, Fm-3m (m-3m)

Unit cell constant

a = 4.241 A

Melt point (ºC)


Density (g/cm3)


Molar Mass (g/mole)


Thermal expansion (x 10-6 K-1 )

29 @ 283K


0.064 g/100g water at 20°C

Refractive Index @ 5 µm


Dielectric Constant @ 1MHz



5x5 mm, 10x10 mm crystal substrates

Customized sizes are available


0.5 mm or customized

Surface polishing

Single or double side polished (epi-ready CMP for crystal substrates or optically polished for bulk crystals)

Crystal orientation

(100), (110), (111), +/- 0.5 degree

Surface roughness, Ra:

< 0.5 nm (5 um x 5 um area)


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



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