Lutetium

MATERIAL OVERVIEW

Lutetium is a soft and ductile, silvery metal. It is one of the less reactive of the rare earth metals. Lutetium reacts with water, but slowly, and even more slowly with oxygen. As such, lutetium resists corrosion in dry air, but not in moist air. With the highest density, melting point, and hardness of the lanthanides, it is the last element in the lanthanide series.

The rarest of the rare earths, lutetium is found in very small amounts with other rare-earth metals. This makes pure lutetium metal one of the most expensive of the rare earth metals to prepare.

Hazards: Even though lutetium is regarded as having a low degree of toxicity the compounds should still be handled with care. Lutetium in forms with a high surface area such as powder and thin foils may be flammable when exposed to spark or another ignition source.

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GENERAL PROPERTIES

Symbol:

Lu

Atomic Number:

71

Atomic Weight:

174.967

Density:

9.840 gm/cc

Melting Point:

1663 oC

Boiling Point:

3395 oC

Thermal Conductivity:

0.164 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K

Electrical Resistivity:

79.0 microhm-cm @ 25 oC

Electronegativity:

1.2 Paulings

Specific Heat:

0.037 Cal/g/K @ 25 oC

Heat of Vaporization:

90 K-Cal/gm atom at 3395 oC

Heat of Fusion:

4.60 Cal/gm mole

Thermal Neutron Cross Section:

108 Barns per Atom

Magnetic Susceptibility:

17.9 x 10-6 Emu @ Room Temp

Magnetic Moment:

0 Bohr Magnetons

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance:

0.00240 @ 0 oC to Room Temp

TYPICAL ANALYSES - Impurities in ppm

Material / Purity:

3N REO
Nd <100
Dy <100
Ho <100
Er <100
Tm <100
Yb <100
Y 10
Ca <100
Fe <100
Si <100
Ta <100

LUTETIUM ROD

Material

Purity

Lutetium Rod .250” 3N
Lutetium Rod .500” 3N

Rod is made to order and sold by the inch. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional diameters or custom sizes.

LUTETIUM FOIL

Material

Purity

Lutetium Foil .001” 3N
Lutetium Foil .002” 3N
Lutetium Foil .003” 3N
Lutetium Foil .004” 3N
Lutetium Foil .005” 3N
Lutetium Foil .006” 3N
Lutetium Foil .007” 3N
Lutetium Foil .008” 3N
Lutetium Foil .009” 3N

Foil is made to order and sold by the square inch. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional thicknesses or custom sizes.

LUTETIUM SHEET

Material

Purity

Lutetium Sheet .010" 3N
Lutetium Sheet .015”  camera1  camera1
3N
Lutetium Sheet .020" 3N
Lutetium Sheet .030" 3N
Lutetium Sheet .040" 3N

Sheet thicknesses are available in increments of 0.001", are made to order and packaged individually. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional thicknesses or custom sizes.

LUTETIUM SPUTTERING TARGETS

Material

Purity

Lutetium Sputtering Target 2"D X .125"T 3N
Lutetium Sputtering Target 2"D X .250"T 3N
Lutetium Sputtering Target 3"D X .125"T 3N
Lutetium Sputtering Target 3"D X .250"T 3N
Lutetium Sputtering Target 4"D X .125"T 3N
Lutetium Sputtering Target 4"D X .250"T 3N

Targets are made to order and packaged individually. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional diameters, thicknesses or custom sizes.

LUTETIUM POWDER & INGOT

Material

Purity

Lutetium Chips 3N
Lutetium Ingot  camera1
3N
Lutetium Powder -40 Mesh, Under Oil 3N
Lutetium Powder -40 Mesh, Ampoules Under Dry Argon  camera1 3N
Lutetium Powder -40 Mesh, Cans Under Dry Argon  camera1  camera1 3N

Powder, shot, pellets, and ingots are packaged to order and sold by the gram or kilogram. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional specifications or custom requirements.

LUTETIUM COMPOUNDS

Material

Purity

Lutetium Fluoride, LuF3, -325 Mesh msds1 3N
Lutetium Oxide, Lu2O3, -325 Mesh msds1 3N

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Material Safety Data Sheet - MSDS

Lutetium MSDS

Lutetium Foil MSDS

Lutetium Powder MSDS

Technical Data Sheets
Understanding Mesh Sizes

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