Tradium GmbH

Ytterbium

Colour

Silvery as a metal; white as ytterbium oxide

Characteristics

Metallic ytterbium tends to self-ignition in air. In water it dissolves slowly, whereas in acids relatively fast. It has a high chemical activity and forms stable oxides, halides and sulfides.

Applications

As an alloy component it improves the dispersity, strength and mechanical characteristics. Furthermore, it is applied in arc lamps and in ceramic material and is also used as a doping material in laser technology.

Available from TRADIUM

• Ytterbium metal
• Ytterbium oxide