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Lutetium (Lu) Metal

Pure metal lutetium has been isolated only in recent years and is one of the more difficult to prepare. It can be prepared by the reduction of anhydrous LuCl3 or LuF3 by an alkali or alkaline earth metal.  The metal is silvery white and relatively stable in air. It is the hardest and the densest of the lanthanides.

Basic Information

Name: Lutetium
Symbol: Lu
Atomic Number: 71
Atomic Mass: 174.967 amu
Melting Point: 1656.0 °C (1929.15 °K, 3012.8 °F)
Boiling Point: 3315.0 °C (3588.15 °K, 5999.0 °F)
Number of Protons/Electrons: 71
Number of Neutrons: 104
Classification: Rare Earth
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 9.85 g/cm3
Color: silvery

Lutetium Sputtering Targets

Purity --- Lu/TREM:99%,99.9%,99.99%     TREM:99%,99.5%,99.9%

Density --- 9.85g/cm3,

Shape--- Discs, Plate, Step (Dia ≤300mm,,  Thickness ≥1mm)

                Rectangle, Sheet,  Step (Length ≤1000mm, Width ≤300mm, Thickness ≥1mm)

                Tube( Diameter< 300mm,  Thickness >2mm, )

Packing--- in vacuum

Lutetium Evaporation material 

Purity --- Lu/TREM:99%,99.9%,99.99%     TREM:99%,99.5%,99.9%

Shape --- Wire, cylinder, pellet, taper, irregular piece 

Specification--- custom-made

Lutetium Metals Product (Lu tube, wire, rod, foil,  slab, disk, granule, Lump... )

Purity --- Lu/TREM:99%,99.9%,99.99%     TREM:99%,99.5%,99.9%

Speciafication --- Wire (diameter 0.1mm - 5mm), Rod (diameter 0.5mm - 10cm ),

Foil (thickness to 0.25mm - 1.0mm, width < 30cm) Slab (thickness 1cm - 3cm, width < 40cm),

Disc (diameter < 35cm, thickness  0.1mm - 30mm )

Lutetium Metals Powder ( Lu Powder )

Purity --- Lu/TREM:99%,99.9%,99.99%     TREM:99%,99.5%,99.9%

Shape --- 325 mesh, 250 mesh, 100 mesh, 60 mesh, 40 mesh, 20 mesh, 10 mesh 

Application --- in steel foundries industry for making FeSiMg alloy and it is used as an additive for hydrogen storage alloy.

Lutetium Metal / Distilled Dysprosium Metal

Shape --- Irregular piece, Ingot, custom- made

Purity --- Lu/TREM:99%,99.9%,99.99%     TREM:99%,99.5%,99.9%

Applications --- Lutetium Metal, is the hardest metal of the rare-earths, used as important additive to some specialty alloy.One commercial application has been as a pure beta emitter, using lutetium which has been exposed to neutron activation. A tiny amount of lutetium is added as a dopant to gadolinium gallim garnet (GGG), which is used in magnetic bubble memory devices.




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