Ytterbium Plate

High Purity Yb Plate
CAS 7440-64-4

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(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

  • Frequency stabilization of a 369 nm diode laser by nonlinear spectroscopy of Ytterbium ions in a discharge. Lee MW, Jarratt MC, Marciniak C, Biercuk MJ. Opt Express. 2014.
  • Ultra-wideband microwave photonic phase shifter with a 360° tunable phase shift based on an erbium-ytterbium co-doped linearly chirped FBG. Liu W, Yao J. Opt Lett. 2014.
  • Ytterbium(III) Porpholactones: ß-Lactonization of Porphyrin Ligands Enhances Sensitization Efficiency of Lanthanide Near-Infrared Luminescence. Ke XS, Yang BY, Cheng X, Chan SL, Zhang JL. Chemistry. 2014 Mar.
  • Low noise single-frequency single-polarization ytterbium-doped phosphate fiber laser at 1083 nm. Xu S, Li C, Zhang W, Mo S, Yang C, Wei X, Feng Z, Qian Q, Shen S, Peng M, Zhang Q, Yang Z. Opt Lett.
  • Reversible Switching of Coordination Mode of ansa bis(Amidinate) Ligand in Ytterbium Complexes Driven by Oxidation State of the Metal Atom. Tolpygin AO, Cherkasov AV, Fukin GK, Trifonov AA. Inorg Chem. 2014 Jan.
  • Highly Selective and Responsive Visible to Near-IR Ytterbium Emissive Probe for Monitoring Mercury(II). Zhang T, Chan CF, Lan R, Wong WK, Wong KL. Chemistry. 2014 Jan.
  • 8-Quinolinolate complexes of yttrium and ytterbium: molecular arrangement and fragmentation under laser impact. Baranov EV, Fukin GK, Balashova TV, Pushkarev AP, Grishin ID, Bochkarev MN. Dalton Trans.
  • Divalent Heteroleptic Ytterbium Complexes - Effective Catalysts for Intermolecular Styrene Hydrophosphination and Hydroamination. Basalov IV, Rosca SC, Lyubov DM, Selikhov AN, Fukin GK, Sarazin Y, Carpentier JF, Trifonov AA. Inorg Chem. 2014 Jan
  • New [ONOO]-Type Amine Bis(phenolate) Ytterbium(II) and -(III) Complexes: Synthesis, Structure, and Catalysis for Highly Heteroselective Polymerization of rac-Lactide. Yang S, Nie K, Zhang Y, Xue M, Yao Y, Shen Q. Inorg Chem. 2013 Dec.
  • Stable, continuous-wave, ytterbium-fiber-based single-pass ultraviolet source using BiB3O6.. - Kumar SC, Devi K, Ebrahim-Zadeh M. Opt Lett. 2013 Dec.
  • 8-Quinolinolate complexes of yttrium and ytterbium: molecular arrangement and fragmentation under laser impact.
  • 8-Quinolinolate complexes of yttrium and ytterbium: molecular arrangement and fragmentation under laser impact. Baranov EV, Fukin GK, Balashova TV, Pushkarev AP, Grishin ID, Bochkarev MN. Dalton Trans. 2013 Nov.
  • Knudsen effusion mass spectrometric determination of the complex vapor composition of samarium, europium, and ytterbium bromides. Sergeev DN, Butman MF, Motalov VB, Kudin LS, Krämer KW. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2013 Aug.
  • The dawn of computer-assisted robotic osteotomy with ytterbium-doped fiber laser. Sotsuka Y, Nishimoto S, Tsumano T, Kawai K, Ishise H, Kakibuchi M, Shimokita R, Yamauchi T, Okihara SI. Lasers Med Sci. 2013 Nov.
  • Arc fusion splicing effects in large-mode-area single-mode ytterbium-doped fibers. Feng T, Jenkins MH, Yan F, Gaylord TK. Appl Opt. 2013 Nov.
  • Lifetime reduction due to photodarkening phenomenon in ytterbium-doped fibers and rate equation term. Piccoli R, Mechin D, Robin T, Taccheo S. Opt Lett.
  • A series of tetrathiafulvalene-based lanthanide complexes displaying either single molecule magnet or luminescence-direct magnetic and photo-physical correlations in the ytterbium ogue. Pointillart F, Le Guennic B, Cauchy T, Golhen S, Cador O, Maury O, Ouahab L. Inorg Chem. 2013.
  • Enantioselective synthesis of 3-hydroxy oxindoles by ytterbium-catalysed decarboxylative addition of ß-ketoacids to isatins. Duan Z, Han J, Qian P, Zhang Z, Wang Y, Pan Y. Org Biomol Chem. 2013 Oct.
  • Structure and NIR-luminescence of ytterbium(iii) beta-diketonate complexes with 5-nitro-1,10-phenanthroline ancillary ligand: assessment of chain length and fluorination impact. Martín-Ramos P, Pereira da Silva PS, Lavín V, Martín IR, Lahoz F, Chamorro-Posada P, Ramos Silva M, Martín-Gil J. Dalton Trans.
  • Baranov EV, Fukin GK, Balashova TV, Pushkarev AP, Grishin ID, Bochkarev MN. Dalton Trans. 2013.