Thermal Conductivity of Erbium (Er) [& Color, Uses, Discovery ...

Heat transfer depends on a material property called thermal conductivity, even in an material as small as an atom of Erbium. Ok, so what is the thermal conductivity of an atom of Er?

Note: Learn more about the thermal conductivity here.

In the case of Erbium, thermal conductivity is 0.143 W/cmK. Now let's talk about the cool facts about Erbium...

Erbium Data

Erbium Thermal Conductivity

0.143 W/cmK

State at 20 °C

Solid

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

Name Origin

Named after the Swedish town, Ytterby.

Atomic Number

68

Learn more about the atomic number.

Discovery

Discovered By: Carl Mosander
Year: 1843
Location: Sweden

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

Video

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