Lu-176 Isotope Information and Examples of Enriched Lu-176 Applications:

Lutetium-176 isotope (Lu-176 isotope, 176Lu isotope)

  • Lu-176 isotope is used for Lutetium-177 radionuclide (radioisotope) production (can be used in life science for healthcare and medical applications and pharmaceuticals industries);
  • Lu-176 isotope is used for synthesis of super heavy elements;

Lu-176 isotope is available to order from in Lu-176 oxide chemical form. Please contact us via request a Lu-176 quote to order Lu-176 isotope to get Lu-176 price to buy Lu-176 isotope.

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Lu-176 oxide Safety Data Sheet (SDS) - Download pdf file
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Properties Of Lu-176 Isotope:

Neutron Number (N)105
Atomic Number / Proton Number (Z)71
Mass Number / Nucleon Number (A)176
Natural Abundance (%)0.02599
Atomic Mass (Da)175.94269
Relative Isotopic Mass175.94269
Quadrupole Moment4.92
g-factor (g value)0.4517
Electron Configuration Blockf
Melting Point (K)1936
Boiling Point (K)3668
Specific Heat0.155
Heat of Formation427.6
Thermal Conductivity
Dipole Polarizability 137
Electron Affinity (kJ/mole)0.34
Electronegativity (Pauling scale)1
Atomic Radius (pm)175
Covalent Radius (pm)175
VDW Radius (pm)265
Lattice Constant3.51
Crystal StructureHEX
Jmol color#00ab24

Lutetium Information

Silvery-white rare-earth metal which is relatively stable in air. It happens to be the most expensive rare-earth metal. Its found with almost all rare-earth metals, but is very difficult to separate from other elements. Least abundant of all natural elements. Used in metal alloys, and as a catalyst in various processes. There are two natural, stable isotopes, and seven radioisotopes, the most stable being Lu-174 with a half-life of 3.3 years. The separation of lutetium from Ytterbium was described by Georges Urbain in 1907. It was discovered at approximately the same time by Carl Auer von Welsbach. The name comes from the Greek word lutetia which means Paris.

It has no practical applications.

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