Lutetium Board

High Purity Lu Boards
CAS 7439-94-3

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Lutetium Board LU-M-02-BRD Contact American Elements
(2N5) 99.5% Lutetium Board LU-M-025-BRD Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Lutetium Board LU-M-03-BRD Contact American Elements
(3N5) 99.95% Lutetium Board LU-M-035-BRD Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Lutetium Board LU-M-04-BRD Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Lutetium Board LU-M-05-BRD Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No Beilstein
Re. No.
Lu 7439-94-3 24855794 23929 MFCD00011098 231-103-0 N/A [Lu] InChI=1S/Lu OHSVLFRHMCKCQY-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Mol. Wt. Appearance Density Tensile Strength Melting Point Boiling Point Thermal Conductivity Electrical Resistivity Eletronegativity Specific Heat Heat of Vaporization Heat of Fusion MSDS
174.97 Silvery 9.840 gm/cc N/A 1652 °C 3402 °C 0.164 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K 79.0 microhm-cm @ 25°C 1.2 Paulings 0.037 Cal/g/K @ 25°C 90 K-Cal/gm atom at 3395°C 4.60 Cal/gm mole Safety Data Sheet

99.999% High Purity Lutetium BoardAmerican 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 Pharmacopeia/British Pharmacopeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. American Elements specializes in producing Lutetium Boards in various thicknesses and sizes. Most Boards are produced from cast Ingots for use in coating and thin film Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes including Thermal and Electron Beam (E-Beam) Evaporation, Low Temperature Organic Evaporation, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Organometallic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) for specific applications such as fuel cells and solar energy. Thickness can range from 0.04" to 0.25" for all metals. Materials are produced using crystallization, solid state and other ultra high purification processes such as sublimation. American Elements specializes in producing custom compositions for commercial and research applications and for new proprietary technologies. American Elements also casts any of the rare earth metals and most other advanced materials into rod, bar or plate form, as well as other machined shapes and through other processes such as nanoparticles (see Nanotechnology and Quantum Dots application discussions) and in the form of solutions and organometallics. Other Lutetium shapes are available by request.

Lutetium Element SymbolLutetium (atomic symbol: Lu, atomic number: 71) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 174.9668. Lutetium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Lutetium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 32, 9, 2] and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f15 5d1 6s2.In its elemental form, lutetium has a silvery-white appearance. The lutetium atom has a radius of 174 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 221 pm. Lutetium was discovered and first isolated by Georges Urbain, Carl Auer von Welsbach and Charles James in 1906, all independently of each other. Urbain was awarded the naming honor because he published his findings first. Elemental LutetiumLutetium is the last member of the rare earth series. Unlike most rare earths it lacks a magnetic moment. It has the smallest metallic radius of any rare earth and it is perhaps the least naturally abundant of the lanthanides. The most common source of commercially produced Lutetium is the mineral monazite. The name Lutetium originates from the Latin word Lutetia, meaning Paris. Lutetium is found with almost all other rare earth metals, but it never occurs naturally by itself. For more information on Lutetium, including properties, satefy data, research, and American Elements' catalog of Lutetium products, visit the Lutetium Information Center.


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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Lutetium

  • N.I. Matskevich, Th. Wolf, Thermochemical investigation of YBa2Cu3O7-d superconductor doped by lutetium, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 614, 25 November 2014
  • V.V. Novikov, N.V. Mitroshenkov, A.V. Matovnikov, D.V. Avdashchenko, A.V. Morozov, L.M. Pavlova, V.B. Koltsov, Low-temperature thermal properties and features of the phonon spectrum of lutetium tetraboride, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 613, 15 November 2014
  • S. Kardellass, C. Servant, N. Selhaoui, A. Iddaoudi, Thermodynamic evaluations of the iron–lutetium and iron–thulium systems, Calphad, Volume 46, September 2014
  • Junlang Li, Jian Xu, Ying Shi, Hongfang Qi, Jianjun Xie, Fang Lei, Fabrication and microstructure of cerium doped lutetium aluminum garnet (Ce:LuAG) transparent ceramics by solid-state reaction method, Materials Research Bulletin, Volume 55, July 2014
  • H. Przybylinska, A. Wittlin, Chong-Geng Ma, M.G. Brik, A. Kaminska, P. Sybilski, Yu. Zorenko, M. Nikl, V. Gorbenko, A. Fedorov, M. Kucera, A. Suchocki, Rare-earth antisites in lutetium aluminum garnets: Influence on lattice parameter and Ce3+ multicenter structure, Optical Materials, Volume 36, Issue 9, July 2014
  • Ceyda Bozoglu, Mürsel Arici, Ahmet Lütfi Ugur, Ali Erdogmus, Atif Koca, Electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical properties of methylendioxy-phenoxy-substituted novel lutetium (III) mono- and bis-phthalocyanines, Synthetic Metals, Volume 190, April 2014
  • Toshihiko Shimizu, Kohei Yamanoi, Ren Arita, Tatsuhiro Hori, Kazuhito Fukuda, Yuki Minami, Marilou Cadatal-Raduban, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Tsuguo Fukuda, Mitsuru Nagasono, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Optical property of Ce3+-doped lutetium lithium fluoride for the short-wavelength device application, Optical Materials, Available online 5 March 2014
  • Sebahattin Karadag, Ceyda Bozoglu, M. Kasim Sener, Atif Koca, Synthesis and electrochemical properties of a double-decker lutetium(III) phthalocyanine bearing electropolymerizable substituents on non-peripheral positions, Dyes and Pigments, Volume 100, January 2014
  • Jintai Lin, Jiansheng Huo, Yuepeng Cai, Qianming Wang, Controllable synthesis of Eu3+/Tb3+ activated lutetium fluorides nanocrystals and their photophysical properties, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 144, December 2013
  • A. Béjaoui, K. Horchani-Naifer, S. Hraiech, M. Férid, Optical properties of lutetium diphosphates powders doped by ytterbium, Optical Materials, Volume 36, Issue 2, December 2013
  • Heiko Kulinna, Thomas P. Spaniol, Jun Okuda, Dicationic lutetium hydride complex stabilized by a meta-cyclophane-derived (NNNC)-type macrocycle, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Volume 744, 1 November 2013
  • D.S.F. Viana, D. Garcia, José A. Eiras, M. Olzon-Dionysio, S.D. Souza, D.Z. Montanher, L.F. Cótica, I.A. Santos, A.A. Coelho, R.A.M. Gotardo, Magnetic states and valence fluctuations in charge frustrated polycrystalline lutetium ferrite samples, Scripta Materialia, Volume 69, Issue 9, November 2013
  • Mirai Ieda, Tatsuya Ishimaru, Shingo Ono, Kohei Yamanoi, Marilou Cadatal-Raduban, Toshihiko Shimizu, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Yuui Yokota, Takayuki Yanagida, Akira Yoshikawa, Structural and optical properties of neodymium-doped lutetium fluoride thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition, Optical Materials, Volume 35, Issue 12, October 2013
  • Zuocai Huang, Lei Zhang, Wei Pan, Physical properties of zircon and scheelite lutetium orthovanadate: Experiment and first-principles calculation, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Volume 205, September 2013
  • Michael Bredol, Joanna Micior, Preparation and characterization of nanodispersions of yttria, yttrium aluminium garnet and lutetium aluminium garnet, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 402, 15 July 2013
  • Gitanjali Pagare, Sunil Singh Chouhan, Pooja Soni, S.P. Sanyal, M. Rajagopalan, Electronic, elastic and thermal properties of lutetium intermetallic compounds, Solid State Sciences, Volume 18, April 2013
  • Qi Zhao, Ning Guo, Yongchao Jia, Wenzhen Lv, Baiqi Shao, Mengmeng Jiao, Hongpeng You, Facile surfactant-free synthesis and luminescent properties of hierarchical europium-doped lutetium oxide phosphors, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 394, 15 March 2013
  • Sara Comer, Colin D. McMillen, Joseph W. Kolis, Hydrothermal growth of LiLuF4 crystals and new lithium lutetium fluorides LiKLuF5 and LiNaLu2F8, Solid State Sciences, Volume 17, March 2013
  • Kwang-Young Lim, Young-Wook Kim, Toshiyuki Nishimura, Won-Seon Seo, High temperature strength of silicon carbide sintered with 1 wt.% aluminum nitride and lutetium oxide, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 33, Issue 2, February 2013
  • Tamara Basova, Ayse Gül Gürek, Vefa Ahsen, Asim Ray, Electrochromic lutetium phthalocyanine films for in situ detection of NADH, Optical Materials, Volume 35, Issue 3, January 2013