Oil futures tumbled more than $5 a barrel on news that the Biden administration is considering releasing about 1 million barrels a day from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) for several months to cool surging crude prices.
Brent crude futures were down $4.71, or 4.2 percent, at $108.58 a barrel by 0035 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures fell $5.45, or 5 percent, to $102.74 a barrel.
At an earlier time, gasoline prices had already reached record levels because of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
The prices of other commodities like the MoSi2 Powder are also expected to be volatile.
Introduction to Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
Under different conditions, silicon and molybdenum can form several different compounds, including trimolybdenum silicide (Mo3Si), pentamolybdenum trisilicide (Mo5Si3), and molybdenum disilicide (MoSi2), of which the most important is molybdenum disilicide (MoSi2).
Molybdenum disilicide is an inorganic compound, the chemical formula is MoSi2, gray metal solid.
Molybdenum silicide has a high melting point, low density, good thermal conductivity, good electrical conductivity and excellent high-temperature oxidation resistance, high elastic modulus, low thermal expansion coefficient, high strength, and good resistance to chemical corrosion and thermal shock resistance. MoSi2 is widely used in high-temperature heating element component materials and high-temperature oxidation resistance coating materials, is also the most development potential for high-temperature structural materials and wear-resistant materials.
Key Properties of Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
High melting point
High modulus at high temperature
Excellent oxidation resistance
|Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder Properties|
|Other Names||molybdenum disilicide, MoSi2 powder|
|Appearance||gray to black powder|
|Melting Point||1900-2050 °C|
|Solubility in H2O||N/A|
Applications of Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
Molybdenum disilicide is used in the fields of high-temperature oxidation-resistant coating materials, electric heating elements, integrated electrode films, structural materials, reinforcement of composite materials, wear-resistant materials, bonding materials of structural ceramics,etc. Specifically, it can be used in:
1. Energy chemical industry: electric heating elements, high-temperature heat exchangers of atomic reactor device, gas burner, high-temperature thermocouple, and its protective tube, crucibles of melting utensils (used for melting sodium, lithium, lead, bismuth, tin, and other metals).
2. Microelectronics industry: MoSi2 and other refractory metal silicides Ti5Si3, WSi2, and TaSi2 are important candidate materials for lsi gate and interconnect thin films.
3. Aerospace industry: used as high-temperature oxidation-resistant coating materials. Especially as turbine engine components such as blades, impellers, burners, nozzles, and seals.
4. Automotive industry: automotive turbocharger rotor, valve body, spark plug, and engine parts.
What is the MoSi2 Heating Element?
Molybdenum disilicide heating element is a kind of high-density material composed of molybdenum disilicide and silicon dioxide self-forming glaze. The operating temperature can reach 1800℃. These components have a long service life.
Main Supplier of Molybdenum Silicide MoSi2 Powder
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Recently, the first press conference of the Boao Forum For Asia Annual Conference 2022 was held. Two flagship reports were released at the conference: "Asia's Economic Prospects and Integration Process 2022" and "Sustainable Asia and the World 2022-Green Transformation in Action in Asia".
The flagship report points out that the global economy will recover in 2021, and the pace of economic integration in the Asia-Pacific has not stopped even in the face of the impact of COVID-19. The Asia-Pacific region has provided new impetus for the world's economic recovery and institutional building.
The report gives an outlook on the Asian economy, noting that a number of factors will affect Asian economic growth. For example, mutated strains such as Delta and Omicron have become more transmissible, and many economies are experiencing epidemic peaks again. The Ukraine crisis has triggered geopolitical changes in Asia and Europe, leading to higher commodity prices, which may affect the global energy supply and energy transformation.
The report pointed out that the Asian economy will still be in the process of recovery in 2022, but the growth rate may moderate. According to the report, Asia's economic growth in 2022 is likely to be lower than the current IMF forecast, which is projected at 4.8%.
Affected by several factors, the supply of the MoSi2 Powder is erratic and thus its prices are expected to go higher in the future.
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