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1509, 2019

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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1309, 2019

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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1209, 2019

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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909, 2019

#ChemMonthly August 2019: A new form of pure carbon, and fluorescent sharks

September 9th, 2019|

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a new carbon allotrope in the form of an 18-carbon ring, a new family of fluorescent molecules found in shark skin, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for all the featured stories.

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409, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 065: Terbium: Sonar, green light and triboluminescence

September 4th, 2019|

Element 65 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is terbium. Terbium and its compounds are used in sonar and phone and TV screens, and some of its compounds have the interesting property of being triboluminescent.

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109, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 064: Gadolinium: MRI scanning, magnetic fridges and diamond simulant

September 1st, 2019|

Element 64 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is gadolinium. Gadolinium and its compounds are used in MRI imaging, magnetic refrigerators, and as diamond simulants.

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