176Hf Isotope Information and Examples of Enriched 176Hf Applications:

Hafnium-176 isotope (Hf-176 isotope, 176Hf isotope)

  • 176Hf isotope is used for research in nuclear physics;

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176Hf Properties:

Number of Protons176
Atomic Number72
Atomic Radius167
Atomic Mass175.9
Quadrupole Moment0
Electronegativity (Paulig)1.3
Electron Configuration Blockd
VDW Radius (mm3)253
Mass Uncertainty2e-05
g-factor (g value)0
Half LifeStable

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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