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Nickel Foam

Product Code : FO-Ni-NN-CU

Nickel Foam has interlinked cellular structure with high porosity of > 95%. Due to high porosity, Nickel foam offers a very large surface area and is used in applications requiring large surface to volume ratio. It is popularly used as photocatalytic substrate, as an electrode in photoelectrochemical systems and for electrode develoment (Platinum coated electrodes) in Fuel cells. In all these applications, large surface area is an utmost requirement. As increased surface area enhances the rate of surface reaction thus increases the efficiency of the system. Nickel Foam also finds application in supercapacitors as a current collector. Also due to its porous structure and high strength it is also used for vibration and noise absorption applications.

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Product Product Code Purity Size Contact Us
Nickel FoamFO-Ni-2N-CU99%Customized
Nickel FoamFO-Ni-3N-CU99.9%Customized
Nickel FoamFO-Ni-4N-CU99.99%Customized
Nickel FoamFO-Ni-5N-CU99.999%Customized
Nickel FoamFO-Ni-NN-CUCustomizedCustomized

Nickel Foam

Nickel is a silver-white metal which occurs mainly in the sulphide and arsenic ores. It is extracted by roasting to NiO and then reducing using carbon. Pure nickel is manufactured by the Mond process, in which impure nickel is reacted with carbon monoxide (CO) to produce Ni(CO)₄, which is then decomposed at 200C to yield 99.99% Ni. Nickel has an abundance of 80 ppm in the earth's crust. Pure nickel is malleable and ductile, and is resistant to corrosion in air or water, and hence is used as a protective coating. It is readily soluble in dilute acids, but is unaffected by alkalis. Applications for nickel include its use as a constituent of various alloy types; for example, Nichrome (an alloy used for resistance heating elements), Monel (corrosion resistant material), Permalloy (an alloy with high magnetic permeability at low field strength and low hysteresis loss), stainless steel, cupro-nickel, nickel silver, etc. It is also used in coinage, as a protective coating and within food and chemical handling plants. Nickel is classed as a carcinogen and is also an allergen to some individuals. It is found in many dietary constituents and, as such, is difficult to avoid.

Foam - A low density, permeable structure of cells and continuous ligaments offering a high surface area to volume ratio, and also a high strength to weight ratio. 

Nickel Foam Specification


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Properties (Theoretical)

Molecular Weight58.69
AppearanceLustrous   silvery metal
Melting Point1455 °C
Boiling Point2732 °C
Density8.902 g/cm3
Solubility in H2ON/A
Electrical Resistivity69.3 nΩ·m (20   °C)
Electronegativity1.91 Paulings
Heat of Fusion17.48 kJ·mol-1
Heat of Vaporization377.5 kJ·mol-1
Poisson's Ratio0.31
Specific Heat0.44 kJ/kg·K
Thermal Conductivity90.9 W·m-1·K-1
Thermal Expansion13.4 µm·m-1·K-1 (25   °C)
Vickers Hardness638 MPa
Young's Modulus200 GPa

Cell Size (PPI)110 PPI
Thickness1.5 mm
Size & ShapeStandard: 200*300mm; customized
Mechanical Strength (Theoretical)≥2~7MPa
Tensile Strength (Theoretical)8~50MPa
Temperature Resistance (Theoretical)≥500℃
Molecular Weight58.68
Areal density350±20g/m2

Applications of Nickel Foam 

Nickel foam can be used as carrier material for exhaust gas purifiers, battery electrode materials, various catalyst carriers, especially for filter materials requiring high-temperature resistance and acid and alkali corrosion, surface layer materials of infrared burners, and heating materials for various industrial and civil drying equipment. 

In the field of chemical power supply, it is applied to nickel-hydrogen, nickel-cadmium, fuel cell, and other foam-nickel positive and negative electrodes to double the performance of the battery. The foamed nickel-carbon composite electrode material is an ideal material for lithium batteries.
In the field of chemical engineering, it can be used as a catalyst and catalyst carrier, a filter medium, a medium in a separator (such as a water separator, an automobile exhaust gas purifier, an air purifier, etc.), because of its large specific surface area, it can reduce energy consumption. Improve efficiency.

In the field of electrochemical engineering, it can be used to improve hydrogen efficiency, electrocatalytic process, electrochemical metallurgy, etc., which can significantly improve energy efficiency.

In the field of thermal engineering, it can be used as both a damping material and a high-efficiency heat-conducting "wick" material for "heat pipes" to double the efficiency.

In the field of functional materials, it can be used as a damping material to absorb wave energy; silencing, vibration absorption, buffer electromagnetic shielding, stealth technology, flame retardant, thermal insulation, etc.

It can also be used as rectification tower packing, condenser heat exchange material, chemical catalyst carrier material, power battery electrode material, industrial filter material, high-grade decorative material, and industrial filter.


Packing of Nickel Foam

Standard Packing:

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes Special package is available on request.

ATTs’ Nickel Foam is carefully handled to minimize damage during storage and transportation and to preserve the quality of our products in their original condition.

Chemical Identifiers

Linear FormulaNi
MDL NumberMFCD00011137
CAS #7440-02-0
EC No.231-111-4
Beilstein/Reaxys No.N/A
Pubchem CID935
InchI IdentifierInChI=1S/Ni

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