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Zirconium-96

Properties and data of the isotope 96Zr.


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See also: list of Zirconium isotopes.

 

General data

Name of the isotope:Zirconium-96; Zr-96Symbol:96Zr or 9640ZrMass number A:96 (= number of nucleons)Atomic number Z:40 (= number of protons)Neutrons N:56Isotopic mass:95.90827(2) u (atomic weight of Zirconium-96)Nuclide mass:95.8863278 u (calculated nuclear mass without electrons)Mass excess:-85.44594 MeVMass defect:0.88996657599999 u (per nucleus)Nuclear binding energy:828.99852574 MeV (per nucleus)
8.63540131 MeV (average binding energy per nucleon)
Separation energy:SN = 7.8502(9) MeV (first neutron)
SP = 11.519(7) MeV (first proton)
Half-life:2.0(4) × 1019 aDecay constant λ:1.098977645484 × 10-27 s-1Specific activity α:6.966524403188 × 10-6 Bq g-1
1.882844433294 × 10-16 Ci g-1
Spin and parity:
(nuclear angular momentum)
0+Charge radius:4.3512(15) femtometer fmYear of discovery:1934

 

Radioactive Decay

Half-life T½ = 2.0(4) × 1019 a respectively 6.3072 × 1026 seconds s.

Decay modeDaughterProbabilityDecay energyγ energy
(intensity)
β-, β-96Mo0.16397(10) MeV

 

Parent Nuclides

Direct parent isotope is: 96Y.

 

Occurrence

Comparison of the natural Zirconium isotopes including isotopic abundance (mole fraction of the isotope mixture in percent):

 

Atomic Mass maQuantityHalf-lifeSpin
Zirconium
Isotopic mixture
91.224 u100 %
Isotope 90Zr89.90470(2) u51.45(4) %stable0+
Isotope 91Zr90.90564(2) u11.22(5) %stable5/2+
Isotope 92Zr91.90503(2) u17.15(3) %stable0+
Isotope 94Zr93.90631(2) u17.38(4) %stable0+
Isotope 96Zr95.90827(2) u2.80(2) %2.0(4) × 1019 a0+

 

Isotones and Isobars

The following table shows the atomic nuclei that are isotonic (same neutron number N = 56) and isobaric (same nucleon number A = 96) with Zirconium-96. Naturally occurring isotopes are marked in green; light green = naturally occurring radionuclides.

 

OZIsotone N = 56Isobar A = 96
3187Ga
3288Ge
3389As
3490Se
3591Br96Br
3692Kr96Kr
3793Rb96Rb
3894Sr96Sr
3995Y96Y
4096Zr96Zr
4197Nb96Nb
4298Mo96Mo
4399Tc96Tc
44100Ru96Ru
45101Rh96Rh
46102Pd96Pd
47103Ag96Ag
48104Cd96Cd
49105In96In
50106Sn
51107Sb
52108Te
53109I
54110Xe

 

External data and identifiers

Adopted Levels, Gammas:NuDat 96Zr

 


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