Electron microscopy
Molybdenum (Mo)
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Table 3004. Properties of molybdenum (Mo).

Atomic number
Ionic radius
0.068 nm (+4) ; 0.06 nm (+6)
Electronic shell
[ Kr ] 4d5 5s1
Crystal structure
Body-centered cubic (BCC)
Lattice constant
a = 3.1470 Å
10.22 g/cm3
Melting temperature
2623 °C
Coefficient of thermal expansion
4.8 x 10-6 / K at 25 °C
Thermal conductivity
138 W/m K at 20 °C
Kα X-ray for XRD measurements
Wavelength (λ) = 0.071 nm




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