Ytterbium Plate

High Purity Yb Plate
CAS 7440-64-4

Product Product Code Order or Specifications
(2N) 99% Ytterbium Plate YB-M-02-PL Contact American Elements
(2N5) 99.5% Ytterbium Plate YB-M-025-PL Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Ytterbium Plate YB-M-03-PL Contact American Elements
(3N5) 99.95% Ytterbium Plate YB-M-03-PL Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Ytterbium Plate YB-M-04-PL Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Ytterbium Plate YB-M-05-PL Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No Beilstein
Re. No.
Yb 7440-64-4 24870321 23992 MFCD00011286  231-173-2 N/A [Yb] InChI=1S/Yb NAWDYIZEMPQZHO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Mol. Wt. Appearance Density Tensile Strength Melting Point Boiling Point Thermal Conductivity Electrical Resistivity Eletronegativity Specific Heat Heat of Vaporization Heat of Fusion MSDS
173.04 Silvery 6570 kg/m³ 66 MPa 824 °C 1196 °C 0.349 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K  29.0 microhm-cm @ 25 °C 1.1 Paulings  0.0346 Cal/g/K @ 25 °C 38 K-Cal/gm atom at 1194 °C 2.20 Cal/gm mole  Safety Data Sheet

American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopeia/British Pharmacopeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards.See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. American Elements specializes in producing Ytterbium as plates in various thicknesses and sizes. Most plates are cast for use in coating and thin film Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes including Thermal and Electron Beam (E-Beam) Evaporation, Low Temperature Organic Evaporation, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Organometallic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) for specific applications such as fuel cells and solar energy. Thicknesses start at 0.25" for all metals. Materials are produced using crystallization, solid state and other ultra high purification processes such as sublimation. American Elements specializes in producing custom compositions for commercial and research applications and for new proprietary technologies. American Elements also casts any of the rare earth metals and most other advanced materials into rod, bar or plate form, as well as other machined shapes and through other processes such as nanoparticles (See also application discussion at Nanotechnology Information and at Quantum Dots) and in the form of solutions and organometallics. We also produce Ytterbium as rods, powder and plates. Other shapes are available by request.

Ytterbium Element SymbolYtterbium (atomic symbol: Yb, atomic number: 70) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 173.054. Ytterbium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Ytterbium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 32, 8, 2] and its electron configuration is [Xe]4f14 6s2. The Ytterbium atom has a radius of 176 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 242 pm. Ytterbium was discovered by Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac in 1878 and first isolated by Georges Urbain in 1907. Elemental YtterbiumIn its elemental form, ytterbium has a silvery-white color. Ytterbium is found in monazite sand as well as the ores euxenite and xenotime. Ytterbium is named after Ytterby, a village in Sweden. Ytterbium can be used as a source for gamma rays, for the doping of stainless steel, or other active metals. Its electrical resistivity rises under stress, making it very useful for stress gauges that measure the deformation of the ground in the even of an earthquake. For more information on Ytterbium, including properties, satefy data, research, and American Elements' catalog of Ytterbium products, visit the Ytterbium Information Center.

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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Ytterbium

  • Yan Peiguang, Lin Rongyong, Zhang Han, Wang Zhiteng, Chen Han, Ruan Shuangchen, Multi-pulses dynamic patterns in a topological insulator mode-locked ytterbium-doped fiber laser, Optics Communications, Volume 335, 15 January 2015
  • Maitreyee Saha, Atasi Pal, Mrinmay Pal, Ranjan Sen, Influence of aluminum on doping of ytterbium in optical fiber synthesized by vapor phase technique, Optics Communications, Volume 334, 1 January 2015
  • Li Fu, Haiping Xia, Yanming Dong, Shanshan Li, Xuemei Gu, Jianli Zhang, Dongjie Wang, Haochuan Jiang, Baojiu Chen, Upconversion luminescence from terbium and ytterbium codoped LiYF4 single crystals, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 617, 25 December 2014
  • Anthony B. Parmentier, Jonas J. Joos, Philippe F. Smet, Dirk Poelman, Corrigendum to “Luminescence of ytterbium in CaS and SrS” [J. Lumin. 154 (2014)
  • Anthony B. Parmentier, Jonas J. Joos, Philippe F. Smet, Dirk Poelman, Luminescence of ytterbium in CaS and SrS, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 154, October 2014
  • F. Tárkányi, F. Ditrói, S. Takács, A. Hermanne, A.V. Ignatyuk, New data on activation cross section for deuteron induced reactions on ytterbium up to 50 MeV, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Volume 336, 1 October 2014
  • Mayeen Uddin Khandaker, Hiromitsu Haba, Naohiko Otuka, Ahmed Rufa’i Usman, Investigation of (d,x) nuclear reactions on natural ytterbium up to 24 MeV, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Volume 335, 15 September 2014
  • Guoyao Li, Lu Wang, Zhigang Yao, Fan Xu, Chiral ytterbium silylamide catalyzed enantioselective phospha-Michael addition of diethyl phosphite to chalcones, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, Volume 25, Issues 13–14, 31 July 2014
  • Kutloano E. Sekhosana, Tebello Nyokong, Synthesis of ytterbium bisphthalocyanines: Photophysicochemical properties and nonlinear absorption behavior, Optical Materials, Available online 14 June 2014
  • Shuai CHEN, Zhengtang LIU, Liping FENG, Xingsen CHE, Xiaoru ZHAO, Effect of ytterbium inclusion in hafnium oxide on the structural and electrical properties of the high-k gate dielectric, Journal of Rare Earths, Volume 32, Issue 6, June 2014