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  • Lutetium is the last of the series of the lanthanide elements and it is a chemical element with the symbol Lu and atomic number is  71. It was isolated separately & independently by two chemists, Welsbach and Urbain.
  • Common compounds of lutetium are lutetium aluminium garnet, lutetium bromide, lutetium chloride, lutetium fluoride, lutetium iodide, lutetium oxide, lutetium sulfide.
  • It is a silvery white rare earth metal and it is also one of the least abundant lanthanides, however it is still more abundant on earth than silver or gold.
  •  Lutetium is not found free in nature but is found in a number of minerals, mainly monazite and the  Pit also produced by the reduction of the anhydrous fluoride with calcium metal.
  • Because the Lutetium is radioactive, you will be radioactive for a while after the treatment.
  • The rare earth element lutetium contains the isotope Lu-176 with 3,6*10 power 10 years half-life and a natural abundance of 2,6%,which yields a specific activity of the pure element lutetium of about 50 Bq/g.
  • The heavy lanthanide lutetium is among the few elements with differences larger than 0.3 dex.
  • It occurs in small amounts in minerals containing other rare earth elements, such as bastnasite, xenotime and euxenite.
  • Lutetium Phosphide is a semiconductor which has use in high power, high frequency applications and also in laser diodes.
  • Lutetium is the heaviest and hardest of the Rare Earth elements and has the highest melting point within this group. It is rare and trades at a high price but has few substitutes
  • It is primarily obtained through an ion exchange process from monazite sand  a material rich in rare earth elements.
  • 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.
  • When lutetium silicate is doped with cerium, these ions occupy the positions of lutetium.

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