Tungsten is improved by the high-temperature properties and corrosion resistance of molybdenum. The molybdenum tungsten alloy is available in different compositions from MW20 with 20 percent tungsten by weight to MW50 with 50 percent tungsten by weight.
MoW materials are primarily used for the manufacture of zinc as well as for stirring tools in the glass industry. In addition, MoW alloys are used to produce sputtering targets for coating flat screens. MoW layers possess enhanced etchability, a property which is of value for the manufacture of thin-film transistors.
This material data has been provided by Plansee.