europium


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a bivalent and trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group

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Chemistry and thermodynamics of europium and some of its simpler inorganic compounds and aqueous species.
A large number of peaks containing both neutral and ionized Europium were observed at 372.
As soon as the stage BC is characterized by the formation of bitumoids [6], they must be the main europium extractants.
Price increases for Ngualla's second and third highest revenue contributors (Figure 4) of praseodymium and europium have also improved significantly at 50% and 18% respectively.
Doping can prevent concentration quenching of the europium emission that could otherwise be caused by the aggregation of the molecules of the complex.
Given the similarities between europium and uranium ions, team members think the effect could be used in nuclear waste processing.
The red color in TV screens comes from europium and the catalytic converter in your car's exhaust system contains cerium and lanthanum.
This phenomenon most recently made news with the soaring costs of compact fluorescent light bulbs--up 37 percent in price so far this year, according to The New York Times--which depend on the rare earth metal europium.
Everyone has a trace of both and though they may be balanced in an uneven and contradictory stand-off a sudden reaction with a catalyst like Europium (Eu) or Liquidatium (Lq) can change the chemistry.
In the United States, Molycorp Minerals has reopened a mine on the edge of California's Mojave Desert that was once a profitable source of europium and cerium.
The rare earth sector covers companies with operations involving exploration, extraction, transport, processing or any other business involving any of the following 17 rare earth elements: Scandium, Yttrium, Lanthanum, Lutetium, Ytterbium, Thulium, Erbium, Holmium, Dysprosium, Terbium, Gadolinium, Europium, Samarium, Promethium, Neodymium, Praseodymium, and Cerium.
Neodymium, dysprosium, terbium, europium, and yttrium are valuable for end use in wind turbines, photovoltaics, and energy-efficient electric vehicles and fluorescent lighting.
The 17 rare earth metals, with exotic names like lanthanum and europium, form unusually strong lightweight materials and are used in a wide range of applications including high-tech and defence products, car engines and clean energy.
First discovered in 1787, these metals - including yttrium, praseodymium, neodymium, europium, and gadolinium - are now used in color TVs, lasers, high-tech magnets, batteries, lenses, and critical defense applications.
1) There was already ample Western concern about potential diminishing access to supplies of REEs, particularly after a 2009 draft report written by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology called for a total ban on foreign shipments of terbium, dysprosium, ytterbium, thulium, and lutetium, and a restriction of neodymium, europium, cerium, and lanthanum exports.