174Hf Isotope Information and Examples of Enriched 174Hf Applications:

Hafnium-174 isotope (Hf-174 isotope, 174Hf isotope)

  • 174Hf isotope is used for research in nuclear physics;
  • 174Hf isotope is used for gamma ray spectrometry;

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174Hf Properties:

Property174Hf
Number of Protons174
Abundance0.0016
Atomic Number72
Atomic Radius167
Atomic Mass173.9
Spin0
Quadrupole Moment0
Electronegativity (Paulig)1.3
Electron Configuration Blockd
VDW Radius (mm3)253
Mass Uncertainty2e-05
g-factor (g value)0
Half Life2e+15

Hafnium Information

Silvery lustrous metallic transition element. Used in tungsten alloys in filaments and electrodes, also acts as a neutron absorber. First reported by Urbain in 1911, existence was finally established in 1923 by D. Coster, G.C. de Hevesy in 1923.

Used in reactor control rods because of its ability to absorb neutrons.

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