copper isotopes

What’s Copper Isotopes?

Historically, the use of stable isotopes began in the 1960s for the production of industrial and medical radioisotopes. Atomic number and atomic mass of elements are among the most important properties that are studied in different elements and materials. These things help to recognize the elements and distinction between them. Atoms and elements are found in nature in different forms, each of these forms has its own characteristics. Meanwhile, the term used for atoms with the same atomic number and different atomic mass is called isotope. Isotope is a Greek word and refers to forms of atoms that differ in atomic mass. Copper isotopes are one of the most important isotopes.

How many isotopes does copper have?

For example, copper has two forms: copper 63, which is 70% of all copper in nature, and copper 65, which makes up 30% of the rest. Both Cu-63 and Cu-65 atoms have 29 protons, but Cu-63 has 34 neutrons and Cu-65 has 36 neutrons. Both isotopes have the same properties and are both stable. ZTI supplies this product as powder and ingots with 99.999% purity.

Let’s know about copper stable isotopes.

To answer the question, how many copper isotopes are there? Stay with us. In the copper element, in addition to a large number of radioisotopes, there are two copper stable isotopes, Cu-63 and Cu-65 and the amount of them in nature are Cu-63 (69.17%) and Cu-65 (30.83%). Copper isotopes 63 and 65 are used in various industries. For example, cu-63 isotope and cu-65 isotope are used to study copper metabolism and gastrointestinal diseases. In the following, we will examine the characteristics of these two isotopes.

cu-63 isotope

You might be wondering is copper 63 radioactive? The answer is no. It’s a non-radioactive and stable isotope which is both produce by fission or naturally occur. Copper 63 has a density of 7.93 and is used for production of medical radioisotope Zn-62. Also, copper 63 is useful in producing Cu-64 and is important in cancer diagnosis and treatment. We would like to point out that copper 64 radioisotope is one of the most important copper radioisotopes, which emits gamma and beta rays and has a half-life of 12.7 hours (decrease in the activity of this radioisotope) used in studies of tumor metabolism and many types of cancer.

cu-65 isotope

Is copper 63 more common or copper 65? The answer can be said Copper 65 is a non-radioactive and stable isotope which is both produce by fission or naturally occur. American Elements is responsible for the production of copper 65 for biological and biomedical labeling, as target materials and other applications and Copper 65 has a density of 7.17. According to the above, copper 65 is less common than copper 63.

Applications of copper isotope

Copper provides a relatively large number of radioisotopes that are suitable for use in nuclear medicine.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases

Stable isotopes as the main material or raw material for the production of various radiopharmaceuticals have wide applications in pharmaceutical sciences. Some of these applications include nuclear imaging, radiopharmaceutical diagnostics, radiopharmaceutical treatments, external radiotherapy, biochemical analyses.

  • In the field of industries

Among the applications of stable isotopes in industries, it can be seen in gamma photography, measuring systems and precision instruments, gas and smoke detection systems, mineral analyzes and processes.

  • In the environmental field

Among the applications of stable isotopes, we can mention the detection of the source of pollution, the monitoring of atmospheric gases, atmospheric studies and water cycle investigations.

Applications of cu-63 isotope and cu-65 isotope

The copper 63 isotope is used to produce the radionuclide zinc 62, which is used in health care and medical applications and the pharmaceutical industry. It’s also used for neutron spectrum measurements and high temperature superconductivity studies.

Copper 65 isotope is used for recording low level neutron flux, high temperature superconductivity studies, studies on copper metabolism and generation of activation indices for neutron flux.

Types of available ingots and producer’s countries:

Copper isotope ingots are generally used in one-kilogram and five-kilogram molds. The appearance of the molds can be different according to the type of request. The main producers are Russia, Ukraine, India, etc., which produce and supply this product with a purity of 99.999%.

Copper powder isotope 99.999 price

One of the most expensive elements in the world is copper isotopes. It is not due to the cost of materials, but it’s because of difficult production. It costs between EUR 300 and EUR 2500 per gram.

The Important factors in determining the copper Isotopes price are:

  • The world price of copper
  • Efficiency and application of each isotope
  • The volume of demand for purchases
  • Currency fluctuations

What does ZTI Invest GmbH company in this fields?

According to the client’s needs, ZTI sells Copper-63 and Copper-65 with 99.999% purity as ingot and powder with reasonable prices and after-sales services, including specialized supply, customs clearances, door to door deliveries, contract documentation and customized packaging.

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