Dysprosium-161 Isotope

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Dysprosium-161 Isotope Information and Examples of Enriched Dysprosium-161 Applications:

Dysprosium-161 isotope (Dy-161 isotope, 161Dy isotope)

  • Dysprosium-161 isotope is used for studies of superconductivity;
  • Dysprosium-161 isotope is used for Mössbauer studies;
  • Dysprosium-161 isotope is used for research in nuclear physics;

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Dysprosium-161 Properties:

PropertyDYSPROSIUM-161
Number of Protons161
Abundance0.1889
Atomic Number66
Atomic Radius180
Atomic Mass160.9
Spin2.5
Quadrupole Moment2.51
Electronegativity (Paulig)1.22
Electron Configuration Blockf
VDW Radius (mm3)290
Mass Uncertainty2e-05
g-factor (g value)-0.192
Half LifeStable

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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