Chromium-53 Metal Isotope


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Chromium 53 Metal CR-M-53-ISO Contact American Elements

PROPERTIES Formula N ENSDF Citation Half Life Jp Sn (keV) Sp (keV) Abundance
53Cr 24 NDS 61,47 (1990) stable 3/2- 7939.16  16 11132.2  11 9.501  17%

Chromium 53 Metal (Chromium-53) is a stable (non-radioactive) isotope of Chromium. It is both naturally occurring and a produced by fission. Chromium 53 Metal is one of over 250 stable Metallic isotopes produced by American Elements for biological and biomedical labeling, as target materials and other applications. Chromium Metal 53 additionally has special application in noninvasive studies of chromium metabolism and human requirements. Also, mechanisms for the onset of adult diabetes. Chromium Metal is also available in ultra high purity and as nanoparticles. For thin film applications it is available as rod, pellets, pieces, granules and sputtering targets and as either an ingot or powder. Chromium Metal 53 isotopic material is generally immediately available. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Chromium (Cr) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolChromium (atomic symbol: Cr, atomic number: 24) is a Block D, Group 6, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 51.9961. Chromium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Chromium's shells is 2, 8, 13, 1 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d5 4s1. Chromium was first discovered by Louis Nicolas Vauquelin in 1797. It was first isolated in 1798, also by Louis Nicolas Vauquelin. The chromium atom has a radius of 128 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 189 pm. In its elemental form, chromium has a lustrous steel-gray appearance. Elemental ChromiumChromium is the hardest metal element in the periodic table and the only element that exhibits antiferromagnetic ordering at room temperature, above which it tranforms into a paramagnetic solid. The most common source of chromium is chromite ore (FeCr2O4). Due to its various colorful compounds, Chromium was named after the Greek word 'chroma' meaning color. For more information on chromium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of chromium products, visit the Chromium Information Center.

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Recent Research & Development for Chromium

  • Hui Zhang, Yong Zou, Zengda Zou, Chuanwei Shi, Effects of chromium addition on microstructure and properties of TiC–VC reinforced Fe-based laser cladding coatings, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 614, 25 November 2014
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  • S. Santhosh, N. Lakshminarasimhan, Impedance spectroscopic studies, dielectric properties and microstructure of rutile type chromium niobate CrNbO4, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 8, Part A, September 2014
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  • David A. McKeown, Hao Gan, Ian L. Pegg, Raman and X-ray absorption spectroscopy studies of chromium–phosphorus interactions in high-bismuth high-level waste glasses, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Volume 452, Issues 1–3, September 2014
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  • Jing-He Yang, Duo Yang, Yamin Li, Graphene supported chromium carbide material synthesized from Cr-based MOF/graphene oxide composites, Materials Letters, Volume 130, 1 September 2014
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