Ytterbium Plate



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YB-M-02-PL (2N) 99% Ytterbium Plate Request
YB-M-025-PL (2N5) 99.5% Ytterbium Plate Request
YB-M-03-PL (3N) 99.9% Ytterbium Plate Request
YB-M-035-PL (3N5) 99.95% Ytterbium Plate Request
YB-M-04-PL (4N) 99.99% Ytterbium Plate Request
YB-M-05-PL (5N) 99.999% Ytterbium Plate Request


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 and in the form of solutions and organometallics. We also produce Ytterbium as rods, powder and plates. Other shapes are available by request.

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Yb
CAS 7440-64-4
Pubchem CID 23992
MDL MFCD00011286
EC No. 231-173-2
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Yb


Molecular Weight 173.04
Appearance Silvery
Melting Point 824 °C
Boiling Point 1196 °C
Density 6570 kg/m ³
Tensile Strength 66 MPa
Thermal Conductivity 0.349 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K
Electronegativity 1.1 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.0346 Cal/g/K @ 25 °C
Heat of Vaporization 38 K-Cal/gm atom at 1194 °C
Heat of Fusion 2.20 Cal/gm mole

Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H228-H302-H312-H315-H319-H332-H335
Hazard Codes F,Xn
Risk Codes 11-20/21/22
Safety Statements 16-33-36
RTECS Number ZG1925000
Transport Information UN 3089 4.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 3

Packaging Specifications

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.


Yb Ytterbium (atomic symbol: Yb, atomic number: 70) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 173.054. The 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. In 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.


Recent Research & Development for Ytterbium

  • Phosphate ytterbium-doped single-mode all-solid photonic crystal fiber with output power of 13.8 W. Wang L, He D, Feng S, Yu C, Hu L, Qiu J, Chen D. Sci Rep. 2015 Feb 16
  • Reactivity of ytterbium(II) silylamide supported by a pyrrolyl-cyclopentadienyl ligand. Li J, Hao J, Cui C. Dalton Trans. 2015 Jan 14
  • Flexible rectangular wave-breaking-free pulse generation in actively mode-locked ytterbium-doped fiber laser. Chen H, Chen SP, Jiang ZF, Hou J. Opt Express. 2014 Nov 3
  • Fractional 1,550 nm Ytterbium/Erbium fiber laser in the treatment of lichen amyloidosis: clinical and histological study. Panchaprateep R, Tusgate S, Munavalli GS, Noppakun N. Lasers Surg Med. 2015 Mar
  • Switchable Q-switched and modelocked operation in ytterbium doped fiber laser under all-normal-dispersion configuration. Mukhopadhyay PK, Gupta PK, Singh CP, Singh A, Sharma SK, Bindra KS, Oak SM. Rev Sci Instrum. 2015 Mar
  • Preparation of a Ytterbium-tagged Gunshot Residue Standard for Quality Control in the Forensic Analysis of GSR. Hearns NG, Laflèche DN, Sandercock ML. J Forensic Sci. 2015 May
  • An ytterbium complex with unique luminescence properties: detecting the temperature based on a luminescence spectrum without the interference of oxygen. Tang M, Huang Y, Wang Y, Fu L. Dalton Trans. 2015 Apr 8
  • Ytterbium-doped glass-ceramics for optical refrigeration. Filho ES, Krishnaiah KV, Ledemi Y, Yu YJ, Messaddeq Y, Nemova G, Kashyap R. Opt Express. 2015 Feb 23
  • High-power, efficient and azimuthally polarized ytterbium-doped fiber laser. Zou L, Yao Y, Li J. Opt Lett. 2015 Jan 15
  • A Roughness Study of Ytterbium-Doped Potassium Yttrium Tungstate (YB: KYW) Thin-Disk Femtosecond Ablated Dentin. Liu J, Chen H, Ge W, Wang Y, Sun Y, Wang Y, Lü P. J Lasers Med Sci. 2014 Winter
  • Enhanced near-infrared emission from holmium-ytterbium co-doped phosphate glasses containing silver nanoparticles. Vallejo Hernandez MA, Martínez Gámez MA, Lucio Martínez JL, Kir'yanov AV. Appl Spectrosc. 2014

Free Test Sample Program

We recognize many of our customers are purchasing small quantities directly online as trial samples in anticipation of placing a larger future order or multiple orders as a raw material for production. Since our primary business is the production of industrial quantities and/or highly consistent batches which can be used for commercial production and purchased repeatedly in smaller quantity, American Elements offers trial samples at no charge on the following basis. Within 6 months of purchasing materials directly online from us, you have the option to refer back to that order and advise that it is the intention of your company, institution or lab to either purchase a larger quantity, purchase the material in regular intervals or purchase more on some other basis.

We will then evaluate your future needs and assuming the quantity or number of future purchases qualify, we will fully credit your purchase price with the next order. Because of the many variables in the quantity and number of orders you may place, it is impossible to evaluate whether your future order(s) will qualify for this program prior to your placing your next order. Please know American Elements strongly desires to make this free sample program available to you and will make every effort to do so once your next order is placed.