86Kr Isotope Information and Examples of Enriched 86Kr Applications:

Krypton-86 isotope (Kr-86 isotope, 86Kr isotope)

  • 86Kr isotope is used for mass-spectrometer calibration;
  • 86Kr isotope is used for laser frequency stabilization;
  • 86Kr isotope is used for krypton ion laser development;
  • 86Kr isotope is used for detection of noble gases through isotope dilution analysis;
  • 86Kr isotope is used for gas flow tracing;
  • 86Kr isotope is used for studies of infra-red image amplifiers;

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86Kr Properties:

Property86Kr
Number of Protons86
Abundance0.1728
Atomic Number36
Atomic Radius
Atomic Mass85.91
Spin0
Quadrupole Moment0
Electronegativity (Paulig)
Electron Configuration Blockp
VDW Radius (mm3)215
Mass Uncertainty3e-08
g-factor (g value)0
Half LifeStable

Krypton Information

Colorless gaseous element, belongs to the noble gases. Occurs in the air, 0.0001% by volume. It can be extracted from liquid air by fractional distillation. Generally not isolated, but used with other inert gases in fluorescent lamps. Five natural isotopes, and five radioactive isotopes. Kr-85, the most stable radioactive isotope, has a half-life of 10.76 years and is produced in fission reactors. Practically inert, though known to form compounds with Fluorine.

Used in lighting products. Some is used as inert filler-gas in incandescent bulbs. Some is mixed with argon in fluorescent lamps. The most important use is in flashing stroboscopic lamps that outline airport runways.

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