Hafnium is a silvery metal that can easily absorb neutrons and is very resistant to corrosion. Hafnium is a common metal found in many industries including the nuclear, welding, and electrical industries.
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Atomic Number: 72
Atomic Weight: 178.49
Density: 13.31 gm/cc
Melting Point: 2227 oC
Boiling Point: 4602 oC
Thermal Conductivity: 0.230 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K
Electrical Resistivity: 35.1 microhm-cm @ 25 oC
Electronegativity: 1.3 Paulings
Specific Heat: 0.035 Cal/g/K @ 25 oC
Heat of Vaporization: 155 K-Cal/gm atom at 4602 oC
Heat of Fusion: 6.0 Cal/gm mole
Thermal Neutron Cross Section: 115 Barns
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