|Stable Tungsten Isotopes - W Isotopes|
|% Natural abundance||Chemical form||Enrichment available %|
|180W||179.946701 (5)||0.12 (1)||oxide, metal||5 - 95+|
|182W||181.948202 (3)||26.50 (16)||oxide, metal||81 - 99+|
|183W||182.950220 (3)||14.31 (4)||metal||96+|
|184 W||183.950928 (3)||30.64 (2)||oxide, metal, fluoride||85 - 96+|
|186 W||185.954357 (4)||28.43 (19)||oxide, metal, fluoride||95 - 99+|
Tungsten Isotopes are used in several applications. W-180 is used for the production of the therapeutic radioisotope W-181. W-186 is used for the production of W-188 which is used in so-called Tungsten-Rhenium generators. The W-188 daughter Re-188 is “milked” from there generators and used as a therapeutic radioisotope. W-184 has been used to study the elastic and inelastic scattering of heavy ions.