181Ta Isotope Information and Examples of Enriched 181Ta Applications:

Tantalum-181 isotope (Ta-181 isotope, 181Ta isotope)

  • 181Ta isotope is used for use in medical generation of W-183m ;

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Properties Of 181Ta Isotope:

Neutron Number (N)108
Atomic Number / Proton Number (Z)73
Mass Number / Nucleon Number (A)181
Natural Abundance (%)0.9998799
Atomic Mass (Da)180.948
Relative Isotopic Mass180.948
Quadrupole Moment3.17
g-factor (g value)0.67729
Electron Configuration Blockd
Melting Point (K)3269
Boiling Point (K)5698
Specific Heat0.14
Heat of Formation782
Thermal Conductivity57.5
Dipole Polarizability 74
Electron Affinity (kJ/mole)0.322
Electronegativity (Pauling scale)1.5
Atomic Radius (pm)149
Covalent Radius (pm)145
VDW Radius (pm)243
Lattice Constant3.31
Crystal StructureBCC
Jmol color#4da6ff

Tantalum Information

Heavy blue-grey metallic transition element. Ta-181 is a stable isotope, and Ta-180 is a radioactive isotope, with a half-life in excess of 10^7 years. Used in surgery as it is unreactive. Forms a passive oxide layer in air. Identified in 1802 by Ekeberg and isolated in 1820 by Jons J. Berzelius.

Often used as an economical substitute for platinum. Tantalum pentoxide is used in capacitors and in camera lenses to increase refracting power. It and its alloys are corrosion and wear resistant so it is used to make surgical and dental tools.

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