Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Erbium (Er) & Facts, Color, Uses ...

Size of things changes depending on the coefficient of thermal expansion. It's even the case for Erbium. Ok, so what is the coefficient of thermal expansion for an atom of Er?

Note: Learn more about the coefficient of thermal expansion here.

In the case of Erbium this thermal coefficient is 9.4 10^-6 K^-1. By the way, did you know there are cool facts about Erbium that most don't know? Check this...

Erbium Data

Erbium Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

9.4 10^-6 K^-1

Atomic Number

68

Learn more about the atomic number.

Uses

Erbium oxide is used in ceramics to obtain a pink glaze. Also a few uses in the nuclear industry and as an alloying agent for other exotic metals. For example, it increases the malleability of vanadium.

Atomic Mass

167,26

Learn more about the atomic mass.

Sources

Found with other heavier rare earths in xenotime and euxerite.

Description

Soft, malleable, silvery metal.

Atomic Symbol

Er

Discovery

Discovered By: Carl Mosander
Year: 1843
Location: Sweden

State at 20 °C

Solid

Name Origin

Named after the Swedish town, Ytterby.

Want to learn more details and data about Erbium (Er)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.

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