Ytterbium is a soft, malleable, ductile, silvery element, also belonging to the lanthanide group. It reacts slowly in air or water but dissolves rapidly in mineral acids.
Atomic number: 70
Atomic weight: 173.045
Element category: lanthanide
Application of ytterbium
Infrared lasers, chemical reducing agent, decoy flares, stainless steel, stress gauges, nuclear medicine, monitoring earthquakes. Ytterbium isotopes are being used as a radiation source for portable X-ray machines. Ytterbium compounds are also used as catalysts in chemical industry.
Edgetech Industries now can provide various Yb metal products including:
Material: reduced ytterbium, distilled ytterbium metal (ytterbium sublimed dendritic)
Irregular: powder, lump, chunk, granules, particles.
Solid: Ingot, block, foil, sheet, plate, disc, rod, wire, pellets, sputtering target and other customized parts.