IYPT 2019 Elements 071: Lutetium: Meteorite dating, catalysis and cancer treatment

September 23rd, 2019|

Element 71 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is lutetium. Lutetium can be used to determine the age of meteorites and is also used as a catalyst and in some cancer treatments.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 070: Ytterbium: Accurate atomic clocks and brain studies

September 19th, 2019|

Element 70 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is ytterbium. Ytterbium is found in the most accurate atomic clocks and is also used in studies of the brain.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 069: Thulium: Portable X-rays and banknotes

September 17th, 2019|

Element 69 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is thulium. A rare element, thulium is used in portable X-ray machines and also in some banknotes.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 068: Erbium: Pink glass and dentistry

September 15th, 2019|

Element 68 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is erbium. Erbium is used to make pink-tinted glass, in optical fibres, and in some types of dental surgery.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 067: Holmium: Magnets and laser surgery

September 13th, 2019|

Element 67 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is holmium. Holmium is used in powerful magnets, in laser surgery, and have also been used for atomic data storage.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 066: Dysprosium: Hard drives and wind turbines

September 12th, 2019|

Element 66 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is dysprosium. Dysprosium and its compounds are used in some computer hard drives, radiation dosimeters, and motors and generators for electric cars and wind turbines.

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