Neodymium-142 Isotope Information and Examples of Enriched Neodymium-142 Applications:

Neodymium-142 isotope (Nd-142 isotope, 142Nd isotope)

  • Neodymium-142 isotope is used for research in nuclear physics;

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Properties Of Neodymium-142 Isotope:

Neutron Number (N)82
Atomic Number / Proton Number (Z)60
Mass Number / Nucleon Number (A)142
Natural Abundance (%)0.27153
Atomic Mass (Da)141.90773
Relative Isotopic Mass141.90773
Quadrupole Moment0
g-factor (g value)0
Electron Configuration Blockf
Melting Point (K)1294
Boiling Point (K)3341
Specific Heat0.205
Heat of Formation326.9
Thermal Conductivity
Dipole Polarizability 208
Electron Affinity (kJ/mole)1.916
Electronegativity (Pauling scale)1.14
Atomic Radius (pm)182
Covalent Radius (pm)185
VDW Radius (pm)273
Lattice Constant3.66
Crystal StructureHEX
Jmol color#c7ffc7

Neodymium Information

Soft bright silvery metallic element, belongs to the lanthanoids. Seven natural isotopes, Nd-144 being the only radioactive one with a half-life of 10^10 to 10^15 years. Six artificial radioisotopes have been produced. The metal is used in glass works to color class a shade of violet-purple and make it dichroic. One of the more reactive rare-earth metals, quickly reacts with air. Used in some rare-earth alloys. Neodymium is used to color the glass used in welder's glasses. Neodymium is also used in very powerful, permanent magnets (Nd2Fe14B). Discovered by Carl F. Auer von Welsbach in Austria in 1885 by separating didymium into its elemental components Praseodymium and neodymium. The name comes from the Greek words 'neos didymos' which means 'new twin'. Neodymium should be considered highly toxic, however evidence would seem to show that it acts as little more than a skin and eye irritant. The dust however, presents a fire and explosion hazard.

Used in making artificial ruby for lasers. Also in ceramics and for a special lens with praseodymium. Also to produce bright purple glass and special glass that filters infrared radiation. Makes up 18% of Mich metal, which is used in making steel.

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