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Ytterbium Powder

Ytterbium Powder

Ytterbium Powder
Product Number NRE-8055
CAS No. 7440-64-4
Formula Yb
Molecular Weight 173.04 g/mol
APS <40 µm (Can be Customized)
Purity 99.9%
Color Silvery White
Density 6.90 g/cm3
Melting Point 824 °C
Boiling Point 1,196 °C

Ytterbium Powder

Ytterbium is a chemical element with the symbol Yb and atomic number 70. It belongs to the lanthanide series and is often found in trace amounts in rare-earth minerals. Ytterbium has several important applications across various fields, including:

Metallurgical Additive: Ytterbium can be used as an additive in the production of stainless steel and non-ferrous alloys to improve their mechanical properties.

Fiber Lasers: Ytterbium-doped fiber lasers are used extensively in industrial and manufacturing applications for marking, engraving, welding, and cutting metals and other materials. Ytterbium has unique optical properties that make it suitable for generating high-power, high-quality laser beams.

Medical Imaging: Ytterbium-based materials have been used in certain medical imaging techniques. Ytterbium-doped contrast agents have been investigated for their potential applications in imaging technologies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Chemical Catalysts: Ytterbium compounds can act as catalysts in various chemical reactions, including organic synthesis and petroleum refining processes.

Nuclear Reactors: Ytterbium has been used in certain experimental nuclear reactors and as a burnable poison in nuclear fuel rods to control nuclear reactions and prolong the life of nuclear fuel.

Research and Development: Ytterbium compounds are used in research and development activities, particularly in the study of atomic clocks, solid-state physics, and quantum computing.

Optical Devices: Ytterbium has applications in the development of optical devices, including infrared detectors and other optoelectronic components.

Ceramics and Phosphors: Ytterbium compounds are used in the production of ceramics and phosphors that are employed in various lighting and display technologies.