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Ytterbium (Yb) Metal

Ytterbium (Yb) is a rare earth metal that is a lustrous, bright silver and is the most volatile of the rare earth elements. It is soft and malleable and has the lowest magnetic susceptibility of all the rare-earth metals. It reacts slowly with water and is soluble in dilute acids.

Purity 99-99.9%
Typical Applications

Ytterbium is used as a dopant to help improve the mechanical properties of stainless steel. It is also used as a doping material in specialty lasers. Other areas where Ytterbium is being used are memory devices and as an industrial catalyst to replace other catalysts considered too toxic and polluting due to its chemical racing ability.

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Ytterbium Metal, Granules and Foil (Yb) TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Listed. For further information, please call the EPA, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902
Ytterbium Metal, Granules and Foil (Yb) CAS Number: 7440-64-4
Ytterbium Metal Granules & Foil (Yb) UN Number: 1383 / 3178 (foil)

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