Atomic number: 71
Atomic weight: 174.9668
AEM provides various Lutetium products, including:
Element category: Lanthanide, sometimes considered a transition metal
Lutetium is a silvery-white, hard, dense, rare earth metal belonging to the lanthanides group. It is the hardest and the densest of the lanthanides.
Lutetium is one of the most challenging elements to prepare. Therefore, it has very few commercial uses. It can be used as catalysts for cracking hydrocarbons in the petrochemical industry. Lutetium isotopes are used to determine the meteorites' age, and as a pure beta emitter, using lutetium is exposed to neutron activation.