Lithium I 7 – The Second Stable Isotope

Stable Isotope

Lithium i 7 is the second stable lithium isotope and accounts for about 92.5 percent of naturally occurring lithium. The element has a relative atomic mass of 7.016004, a nuclear spin 3/2 and is one of the lightest elements. It is a member of the alkali metals family and is commonly found in brines or as an ingredient in lithium-ion batteries.

l i 7 Isotopic compositions of lithium are important in geochemical studies, for example in reconstructing past changes in seawater isotopic composition and riverine flux. It is also of interest in cosmochemical studies as it reflects primordial nucleosynthesis, galactic cosmic-ray spallation, and destruction processes.

Lithium is used in the production of radioisotopes for medical research. It is also used to control the chemistry of pressurized water reactor (PWR) cooling systems. The world’s demand for lithium is increasing and the global supply of l i 7 could be in short supply by 2025. Trace Sciences is your most reliable supplier of l i 7. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.