Sm-147 Isotope Information and Examples of Enriched Sm-147 Applications:

Samarium-147 isotope (Sm-147 isotope, 147Sm isotope)

  • Sm-147 isotope is used for Lead-182 radionuclide (radioisotope) production;
  • Sm-147 isotope is used for research in nuclear physics;

Sm-147 isotope is available to order from in Sm-147 oxide chemical form. Please contact us via request a Sm-147 quote to order Sm-147 isotope to get Sm-147 price to buy Sm-147 isotope.

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Properties Of Sm-147 Isotope:

Neutron Number (N)85
Atomic Number / Proton Number (Z)62
Mass Number / Nucleon Number (A)147
Natural Abundance (%)0.15
Atomic Mass (Da)146.9149
Relative Isotopic Mass146.9149
Quadrupole Moment-0.26
g-factor (g value)-0.232
Electron Configuration Blockf
Melting Point (K)1350
Boiling Point (K)2064
Specific Heat0.18
Heat of Formation206.7
Thermal Conductivity
Dipole Polarizability 192
Electron Affinity (kJ/mole)
Electronegativity (Pauling scale)1.17
Atomic Radius (pm)181
Covalent Radius (pm)185
VDW Radius (pm)271
Lattice Constant9
Crystal StructureRHL
Jmol color#8fffc7

Samarium Information

Soft silvery metallic element, belongs to the lanthanoids. Seven natural isotopes, Sm-147 is the only radioisotope, and has a half-life of 2.5*10^11 years. Used for making special alloys needed in the production of nuclear reactors. Also used as a neutron absorber. Small quantities of samarium oxide is used in special optical glasses. The largest use of the element is its ferromagnetic alloy which produces permanent magnets that are five times stronger than magnets produced by any other material. Discovered by Francois Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1879.

It is used in the electronics and ceramics industries. It is easily magnetized and very difficult to demagnetize. This suggests important future applications in solid-state and superconductor technologies.

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