154Sm Isotope Information and Examples of Enriched 154Sm Applications:

Samarium-154 isotope (Sm-154 isotope, 154Sm isotope)

  • 154Sm isotope is used for geological dating;

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154Sm Properties:

Property154Sm
Number of Protons154
Abundance0.2274
Atomic Number62
Atomic Radius181
Atomic Mass153.9
Spin0
Quadrupole Moment0
Electronegativity (Paulig)1.17
Electron Configuration Blockf
VDW Radius (mm3)271
Mass Uncertainty2e-05
g-factor (g value)0
Half LifeStable

Samarium Information

Soft silvery metallic element, belongs to the lanthanoids. Seven natural isotopes, Sm-147 is the only radioisotope, and has a half-life of 2.5*10^11 years. Used for making special alloys needed in the production of nuclear reactors. Also used as a neutron absorber. Small quantities of samarium oxide is used in special optical glasses. The largest use of the element is its ferromagnetic alloy which produces permanent magnets that are five times stronger than magnets produced by any other material. Discovered by Francois Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1879.

It is used in the electronics and ceramics industries. It is easily magnetized and very difficult to demagnetize. This suggests important future applications in solid-state and superconductor technologies.

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