Platinum, Pt

Platinum is a chemical element with the atomic symbol Pt and an atomic number of 78. It is in group 10 of the Periodic Table of Elements. A heavy, malleable, ductile, precious, gray-white transition metal, platinum is resistant to corrosion and occurs in some nickel and copper ores along with some native deposits. Platinum is used in jewelry, laboratory equipment, electrical contacts, dentistry, and automobile emissions control devices. Platinum bullion has the ISO currency code of XPT.

Technical Data
Symbol Pt Density (20°C)gcm-3 21.41
Atomic number 78 Melting point /°C 1769
No. of naturally occurring isotopes 6* Boiling point /°C 4170
Atomic weight 195.08(+/-0.03) ΔHfus/kJmol-1 19.7(+/-2.1)
Electronic configuration [Xe]4fJ45d'6s' ΔHvap/kJmol-1 469(+/-25)
Metal radius(12-coordinate)/pm 138.5 ΔHf(monoatomic gas)/kJmol-1 545(+/-21)
Effective ionic radius(6-coord)/pm V 57 Electrical resistivity  
Effective ionic radius(6-coord)/pm IV 62.5 (20°C)/μohm cm 9.85
Effective ionic radius(6-coord)/pm III - Electronegativity χ 2.2
Effective ionic radius(6-coord)/pm II 80 *all have zero nuclear spin except 195Pt (33.8% abundance)
which has a nuclear spin quantum no. ½
Evaporation Techniques
Temperature (oC) @Vap. Pressure Techniques Remarks
10-8 Torr 10-6 Torr 10-4 Torr Electron Beam Crucible Coil Boat
1292 1492 1747 Excellent Graphite, ThO2 Tungsten Tungsten Alloys with metals. Films soft poor adhesion.

Evaporation Materials
P3-5002-M pellets 6mm diameter x 6mm long
P3-5003-M pellets 6mm diameter x 12mm long
P3-5005-M pieces 1-3mm
P3-5009-M pieces 2-8mm
P3-5011-M pellets 3mm diameter x 3mm long

The foils are available in either rectangular or circular shape. Please enter width and length or diameter of the required foil.

P3-3000-F 0.001" (0.025mm)
P3-3001-F 0.002" (0.050mm)
P3-3003-F 0.004" (0.10mm)
P3-3005-F 0.006" (0.152mm)
P3-3007-F 0.008" (0.20mm)
P3-10001-P sponge 90 microns and less
P3-2000-R 0.0625" (1.58mm)
P3-2001-R 0.125" (3.175mm)
P3-2002-R 0.250" (6.35mm)
P3-2004-R 0.500" (12.7mm)
P3-2005-R 0.625" (15.88mm)
P3-2006-R 0.750" (19.05mm)
P3-2007-R 1" (25.4mm)
P3-4001-S 0.015" (0.38mm)
P3-4002-S 0.020" (0.5mm)
P3-4003-S 0.030" (0.76mm)
P3-4004-S 0.040" (1mm)
P3-4006-S 0.060" (1.5mm)
P3-4008-S 0.125" (3.175mm)
P3-4009-S 0.250" (6.35mm)
P3-4010-S 0.375" (9.525mm)
P3-4011-S 0.500" (12.7mm)
P3-4012-S 0.750" (19.05mm)
P3-4013-S 1" (25.4mm)
P3-1000-W 0.001" (0.025mm)
P3-1001-W 0.002" (0.05mm)
P3-1003-W 0.004" (0.1mm)
P3-1005-W 0.006" (0.152mm)
P3-1007-W 0.008" (0.203mm)
P3-1011-W 0.020" (0.5mm)
P3-1013-W 0.040" (1.0mm)
P3-1017-W 0.080" (2.0mm)