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Uses, Properties & Facts About Rare-Earth Yttrium
Yttrium (pronounced as IT-ree-em) is one of the important rare-earth elements, considering its application in different areas, such as in lasers, ceramics, camera lenses, and many other items. Yttrium is also applied as an additive in alloys. In this post, you’ll learn more about the discovery, production, properties, and uses of the yttrium element. Introduction...
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Thulium is a chemical element belonging to the lanthanide series of rare-earth metals. It is the 13th element and the third to the last in the series. The element has the atomic number 69 and is known by the symbol, Tm. Thulium has variable oxidation states, but the most common oxidation state is +3, which...
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Rare Earth Terbium - Element Information
Rare Earth Terbium – Description Terbium, the 65th element of the periodic table, is a rare earth metal belonging to the lanthanide series. Although the lanthanides have been described as a boring group of elements, each of them has its own unique properties and uses. Terbium, though not as popular as Neodymium, Ytterbium, or Samarium,...
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A Rare Earth Element Samarium Overview
Samarium is a yellowish rare earth element belonging to the lanthanide series of metals on the periodic table. Although samarium is similar in appearance and properties to most other metals, it has relatively fewer uses. A notable application of samarium is in the manufacture of very powerful magnets. Compounds of samarium are also used in...
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The Rare Earth Element Promethium - An Overview
Introduction to Rare Earth Element Promethium Promethium is an interesting element when you consider its physical and chemical properties, as well as its occurrence and production. It is an extremely rare metal, with only about 500–600 grams naturally occurring in the earth’s crust at any given time. However, it is not stable and therefore undergoes...
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Rare Earth Element Neodymium and Its Uses
Neodymium is a metal with atomic number 60, belonging to the lanthanide series of metals on the periodic table. The name Neodymium is derived from the Greek word ‘neos didymos’, which means new twin. Neodymium is a rare-earth metal that is used with iron and boron to create powerful permanent magnets, which are called NdFeB...
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Introduction: What is Lutetium? Lutetium is a silvery-white rare-earth metal. It is the last element in the lanthanide series. Lutetium was independently found by three scientists (Georges Urbain, Baron Carl Auer von Welsbach, and Charles James) as an impurity in the mineral ytterbia, which was previously thought to consist only of ytterbium. It has an...
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Element Information about Rare Earth Lanthanum
Introduction Lanthanum is a rare-earth element with a silvery-white appearance. It is represented as La and is number one on the lanthanide series. Lanthanum is described as the second most reactive element in the lanthanide series. Contrary to its classification as a rare-earth element, lanthanum is the 28th most abundant element. It is also the...
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Rare Earth Holmium- Facts and Applications
Overview of Holmium Holmium is a silvery-white rare-earth element commonly represented as Ho. This element is soft, malleable, and relatively volatile. Its name is derived from the Latin variant of Stockholm (Holmia). Jacques-Louis Soret and Marc Delafontaine are the two scientists credited for discovering Holmium. It was first discovered in 1878 and was first isolated by...
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