This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Iron, atomic structure

Iron, atomic structure

C013/1539

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Iron (Fe). Diagram of the nuclear composition and electron configuration of an atom of iron-56 (atomic number: 26), the most common isotope of this element. The nucleus consists of 26 protons (red) and 30 neutrons (blue). Iron is a transition metal in group 8, period 4, and the d-block of the periodic table. It has a melting point of 1538 degrees Celsius. The trends across the transition metals are due to electrons filling an inner d-subshell (here, within the 3rd ring), shielding the outer electrons from the increasing nuclear charge.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}