Thermal Conductivity of Astatine (At) [& Color, Uses, Discovery ...

Heat transfer depends on a material property called thermal conductivity, even in an material as small as an atom of Astatine. Ok, so what is the thermal conductivity of an atom of At?

Note: Learn more about the thermal conductivity here.

In the case of Astatine, thermal conductivity is 0.017 W/cmK. Now let's talk about the cool facts about Astatine...

Astatine Data

Astatine Thermal Conductivity

0.017 W/cmK

State at 20 °C



Since its isotopes have such short half-lives there are no commercially significant compounds of astatine.

Atomic Mass


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Does not occur in nature. Similar to iodine. Produced by bombarding bismuth with alpha particles.


Unstable, radioactive member of the halogen group.

Atomic Symbol


Name Origin

Greek: astatos (unstable).

Atomic Number


Learn more about the atomic number.


Discovered By: D.R.Corson, K.R.MacKenzie, E.Segré
Year: 1940
Location: United States

Want to learn more details and data about Astatine (At)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.


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