Ytterbium

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MATERIAL OVERVIEW

Characteristics: Ytterbium is a soft, malleable and ductile chemical element that displays a bright silvery metallic luster in its pure form. It is a rare earth element, reacts slowly with water and it is readily attacked and dissolved by mineral acids and liquid ammonia. It oxidizes slowly in air. Ytterbium metal has low toxicity and slowly in oxidizes/ tarnishes in air and under oxygen.

Mining areas are in China, Brazil, the United States, India, Australia and Sri Lanka; and reserves of ytterbium are estimated as one million tonnes. Ytterbium is normally difficult to separate from other rare earths, but ion-exchange and solvent extraction techniques developed in the mid- to late 20th century have simplified separation.

Hazards: Ytterbium compounds are known to cause irritation to the human skin and eyes, and some might be teratogenic. Metallic ytterbium dust can spontaneously combust, and the resulting fumes are hazardous. Ytterbium fires cannot be extinguished using water, and only dry chemical class D fire extinguishers can extinguish the fires.

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GENERAL PROPERTIES

Symbol:

Yb

Atomic Number:

70

Atomic Weight:

173.04

Density:

6.965 gm/cc

Melting Point:

819 oC

Boiling Point:

1194 oC

Thermal Conductivity:

0.349 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K

Electrical Resistivity:

29.0 microhm-cm @ 25 oC

Electronegativity:

1.1 Paulings

Specific Heat:

0.0346 Cal/g/K @ 25 oC

Heat of Vaporization:

38 K-Cal/gm atom at 1194 oC

Heat of Fusion:

2.20 Cal/gm mole

Thermal Neutron Cross Section:

36 Barns per Atom

Magnetic Susceptibility:

81 x 10-6 Emu @ Room Temp

Magnetic Moment:

0 Bohr Magnetons

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance:

0.00130 @ 0 oC to Room Temp

 

TYPICAL ANALYSES - Impurities in ppm

Material / Purity:

3N
Ca <400
Er <100
Y <100
Fe <100
Lu <100
Si <100
Al <100
Tm <100
Mg <400
Ni <100

YTTERBIUM WIRE

Material

Purity

Ytterbium Wire .060” 3N
Ytterbium Wire .070" 3N
Ytterbium Wire .080" 3N
Ytterbium Wire .090" 3N

Wire diameters are available in increments of .001”, spooled to order and sold by the foot or meter. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional diameters or custom sizes.

YTTERBIUM ROD

Material

Purity

Ytterbium Rod .125”  camera1  camera1
3N
Ytterbium Rod .250”
3N
Ytterbium Rod .500” 3N

Rod is cut to order and sold by the inch or foot. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional diameters or custom sizes..

YTTERBIUM FOIL

Material

Purity

Ytterbium Foil .001” 3N
Ytterbium Foil .002” 3N
Ytterbium Foil .003” 3N
Ytterbium Foil .004” 3N
Ytterbium Foil .005” 3N
Ytterbium Foil .006”   camera1  camera1
3N
Ytterbium Foil .007” 3N
Ytterbium Foil .008” 3N
Ytterbium Foil .009”  camera1  camera1 3N

Foil is cut to order and sold by the square inch or square foot. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional thicknesses or custom sizes.

YTTERBIUM SHEET

Material

Purity

Ytterbium Sheet .010”     
3N 
Ytterbium Sheet .025" 3N
Ytterbium Sheet .040"  camera1  camera1 3N

Sheet is cut to order and sold by the square inch or square foot. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional thicknesses or custom sizes.

YTTERBIUM SPUTTERING TARGETS

Material

Purity

Ytterbium Sputtering Target 2"D X .125"T 3N
Ytterbium Sputtering Target 2"D X .250"T 3N
Ytterbium Sputtering Target 3"D X .125"T 3N
Ytterbium Sputtering Target 3"D X .250"T 3N
Ytterbium Sputtering Target 4"D X .125"T 3N
Ytterbium Sputtering Target 4"D X .250"T 3N

Targets are made to order and packaged individually. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional diameters, thicknesses or custom sizes.

YTTERBIUM POWDER, CHIPS & INGOT

Material

Purity

Ytterbium Ingot 3N
Ytterbium Chips 3N
Ytterbium Powder -24 Mesh
3N
Ytterbium Powder -40 Mesh, Ampoules Under Dry Argon  camera1  camera1 3N
Ytterbium Powder -40 Mesh, Cans Under Dry Argon  camera1  camera1 3N

Powder, chips, shot, pellets, and ingots are packaged to order and sold by the gram or kilogram. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional specifications or custom requirements.

YTTERBIUM COMPOUNDS

Material

Purity

Ytterbium Boride YbB6  -325 Mesh 3N
Ytterbium Fluoride YbF3  -60 Mesh  3N
Ytterbium Fluoride YbF3  -325 Mesh 3N
Ytterbium Oxide Yb2O3  -325 Mesh  3N 5N
Ytterbium Telluride Yb-Te  -20 Mesh 3N

Compounds are packaged to order and sold by the gram or kilogram.

 

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