Stanford Materials Corporation

Company Background

Stanford Materials Corporation (SMC) is a global supplier of various oxides, metals, advanced ceramic materials, and minerals. It was established in 1994 to supply high quality rare earth products to their customers in the research and development fields (4).  SMC also provides a full range of sputtering target materials including: precious metals, pure metals, alloys, ceramics, cermets, borides, oxides, carbides, nitrides, silicides, and fluorides. Many years of experience in manufacturing metal and alloy products allow SMC to meet their customers increasing requirements with respect to purity, grain structure, density and target geometry. With a large purchasing and production capacity, SMC can supply sputtering targets with high quality at very competitive prices (3).  Stanford Materials is a family-owned business.  For the past 6 years, the company has been selling ZnO2, TiO2, Fe3O4, CuO and Si to their customers.  No carbon nanotubes have been imported recently; however, it would be imported if requested by customers (2).

Suppliers and Buyers

The company imports nanometals and oxides from China to the port of Los Angeles.  Upon receipt of nanomaterials at the port, the company ships the nanomaterials via FedEx to their customers.  Major customers of Stanford Materials include academia and some research labs (2).

Innovation and Technology

Stanford Materials Corporation has recently developed several advanced materials. Several high purity and low oxygen rare earth metals are now available at Stanford Materials Corporation, including Yttrium (Y > 99.9%, Oxygen < 0.15%), Terbium (Tb > 99.95%, Oxygen < 0.025%), Dysprosium (Dy > 99.95%, Oxygen < 0.035%) and Gadolinium ( Gd > 99.9%, Oxygen < 0.10%). These high purity and low oxygen metals are wildly used in applications, such as magnetostrictors, sputtering targets and advanced alloys. The new product line also includes high purity Yttrium oxide fine powder (Y > 99.99%, D50 < 0.5 µm) and Cerium oxide fine powder (Ce > 99.99%, D50 < 0.5 µm) used in MLCC (Multi-layer ceramic capacitor) and other applications (1a).


  • Tungsten Products
  • Phosphors
  • Evaporation Materials
  • Neodymium Magnets
  • Polishing Powders
  • Semiconductor Materials
  • Naphthenate
  • Molybdenum
  • Synthetic Sapphire
  • Sputtering Targets
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Nano-Materials
  • Titanium Products (1b).

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  1. Stanford Materials Corporation (2012). Retrieved on November 9, 2012
    1. “What's New” from
    2. “Product List” from
  2. Department of Toxic Substances Control (2009). “Nanomaterial Company Visits Report.” Retrieved on November 9, 2012 from
  3. Physics World (2011, August 11).  “Aluminium Rotatable Sputtering Target.” Retrieved on November 9, 2012 from
  4. Physics World (2011, December 29).  “Stanford Materials Corporation.” Retrieved on November 9, 2012 from