Erbium, another silvery-white metal, has desirable optical properties which make them particularly useful in laser applications. Erbium is one of the rare earth elements among Lanthanide series. Pure Erbium metal is malleable, soft and fairly stable in air. It oxidizes slower than some other rare-earth metals. Common uses of Erbium are as a photographic filter and as a metallurgical additive. Erbium can also be used in nuclear technology. When alloyed with vanadium, erbium lowers hardness and improves workability.
Atomic number: 68
Atomic weight: 167.259
Element category: lanthanide
Application of erbium
Erbium-doped glasses are simple laser optical amplifiers and erbium is also a key component of fibers for optical communications. Er: YAG laser is essential for laser surgery. Erbium also has a variety of other applications such as neutron-absorbing control rods for nuclear reactors, colorants for glasses, cubic zirconia and porcelain, cryocoolers. Infrared lasers, vanadium steel, fiber-optic technology.
REE has been widely used in electronics, petrochemical, metallurgy, machinery, energy, environmental protection, agriculture. Rare Earth can be used to produce fluorescent materials, rare earth hydride battery materials, electric light materials, magnetic materials, hydrogen storage materials, catalytic materials, precision ceramic materials, laser materials, superconducting materials, magnetostrictive materials, magnetic refrigeration materials, optical storage materials, optical fiber materials.
The following abbreviations are often used:
• RE = rare earth
• REM = rare earth metals
• REE = rare earth elements
• REO = rare earth oxides
• REY = rare earth elements and yttrium
• LREE = light rare earth elements (Sc, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, and Gd; also known as the cerium group)
• HREE = heavy rare earth elements (Y, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, and Lu; also known as the yttrium group)
Edgetech Industries LLC presents you with high purity REE products and good service, the mainly products are Scandium, HREE (yttrium group).
Edgetech Industries now can provide various terbium metal products including:
Material: reduced terbium, distilled terbium metal (terbium sublimed dendritic)
Irregular: powder, lump, chunk, granules, particles.
Shaped Er metal: Ingot, block, sheet, plate, disc, rod, wire, pellets, sputtering target and other customized parts.
Erbium Lump, Erbium Sublimed dendritic, Erbium Sputtering Target, Erbium Disc, Erbium Rod, Erbium Plate, Erbium Sheet, Erbium Aluminum Sputtering Target, Erbium Pellets, Erbium Cube, Erbium Cylinder, Erbium Evaporation Materials, etc.