156Dy Isotope Information and Examples of Enriched 156Dy Applications:

Dysprosium-156 isotope (Dy-156 isotope, 156Dy isotope)

  • 156Dy isotope is used for research in nuclear physics;

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Properties Of 156Dy Isotope:

Property156Dy
Neutron Number (N)90
Atomic Number / Proton Number (Z)66
Mass Number / Nucleon Number (A)156
Natural Abundance (%)0.00056
Atomic Mass (Da)155.92428
Relative Isotopic Mass155.92428
Spin0
Quadrupole Moment0
g-factor (g value)0
Half-life
Group
Period6
Electron Configuration Blockf
Melting Point (K)1685
Boiling Point (K)2835
Specific Heat0.173
Heat of Formation290.4
Thermal Conductivity10.7
Dipole Polarizability 163
Electron Affinity (kJ/mole)0.352
Electronegativity (Pauling scale)1.22
Atomic Radius (pm)180
Covalent Radius (pm)175
VDW Radius (pm)290
Lattice Constant3.59
Crystal StructureHEX
Jmol color#1fffc7

Dysprosium Information

Metallic with a bright silvery-white lustre. Dysprosium belongs to the lanthanoids. It is relatively stable in air at room temperatures, it will however dissolve in mineral acids, evolving hydrogen. It is found in from rare-earth minerals. There are seven natural isotopes of dysprosium, and eight radioisotopes, Dy-154 being the most stable with a half-life of 3*10^6 years. Dysprosium is used as a neutron absorber in nuclear fission reactions, and in compact disks. It was discovered by Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1886 in France. Its name comes from the Greek word dysprositos, which means hard to obtain.

Its uses are limited to the experimental and esoteric.

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