neodymium definition

  • noun:
    • A bright, silvery rare-earth metal element, present in monazite and bastnaesite and used for coloring cup as well as doping some glass lasers. Atomic quantity 60; atomic body weight 144.24; melting point 1,024°C; boiling-point 3,027°C; specific-gravity 6.80 or 7.004 (dependent on allotropic form); valence 3. See Table at factor.
    • A metallic substance element (logo Nd) with an atomic range 60.
    • The chemical element of atomic number 60, one of several rare-earth elements. Image Nd. Atomic body weight 144.27.
    • a feature which does occur in cerite, albanite, and other comparatively uncommon minerals.
    • a yellow trivalent metallic section of the rare earth team; happens in monazite and bastnasite in colaboration with cerium and lanthanum and praseodymium

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