Rubidium-85 Isotope Information and Examples of Enriched Rubidium-85 Applications:

Rubidium-85 isotope (Rb-85 isotope, 85Rb isotope)

  • Rubidium-85 isotope is used for Rubidium-82 positron-emitting radionuclide (radioisotope) production (can be used in life science for healthcare and medical applications and pharmaceuticals industries);
  • Rubidium-85 isotope is used for Strontium-87m radionuclide (radioisotope) production (can be used in life science for healthcare and medical applications and pharmaceuticals industries);
  • Rubidium-85 isotope is used for Rubidium-86 radionuclide (radioisotope) production (can be used for tracing purposes);
  • Rubidium-85 isotope is used for as a frequency standard;
  • Rubidium-85 isotope is used for measuring the cross-section of Bromine-76 and Bromine-77 production;
  • Rubidium-85 isotope is used for production of quantum magnetometers for biological and medical purposes;

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Rubidium-85 metal Safety Data Sheet (SDS) - Download pdf file
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Rubidium-85 chloride Safety Data Sheet (SDS) - Download pdf file
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Properties Of Rubidium-85 Isotope:

PropertyRUBIDIUM-85
Neutron Number (N)48
Atomic Number / Proton Number (Z)37
Mass Number / Nucleon Number (A)85
Natural Abundance (%)0.7217
Atomic Mass (Da)84.91178974
Relative Isotopic Mass84.91178974
Spin2.5
Quadrupole Moment0.276
g-factor (g value)0.541192
Half-life
Group1
Period5
Electron Configuration Blocks
Melting Point (K)312.2
Boiling Point (K)961
Specific Heat0.36
Heat of Formation80.9
Thermal Conductivity58.2
Dipole Polarizability 319.8
Electron Affinity (kJ/mole)0.48592
Electronegativity (Pauling scale)0.82
Atomic Radius (pm)248
Covalent Radius (pm)235
VDW Radius (pm)325
Lattice Constant5.59
Crystal StructureBCC
Jmol color#702eb0

Rubidium Information

Soft silvery metallic element, belongs to group 1 of the periodic table. Rb-97, the naturally occurring isotope, is radioactive. It is highly reactive, with properties similar to other elements in group 1, like igniting spontaneously in air. Discovered spectroscopically in 1861 by W. Bunsen and G.R. Kirchoff.

Used as a catalyst, photocells, and vacuum and cathode-ray tubes.

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