Industrial high-purity erbium is a white-silver, soft, malleable, shiny metal. It is very stable in air, it slowly reacts with oxygen and water, dissolves in acids.
In combination with vanadium and other rare earth metals, it reduces the hardness of the alloys and increases their machinability. The metal oxide has a pink color, so it is used as a pigment for porcelain and glass, which is subsequently used in sunglasses, welders’ masks and budget jewelry. Erbium-doped glass fibers are used in amplifiers for optical communication. The same fibers are used to create lasers. Erbium fiber lasers and a mixture with yttrium are able to cut and weld metal. Erbium is also used in cosmetology and medical lasers, cryocoolers.
Density 9.2 g / cm3.
Melting point – 1522 ° C
Boiling point – 2867 ° C
According to the degree of purity, there are three types of erbium ingot:
ErM-1 – 99.99%;
ErM-2 – 99.5%;
ErM-3 – 99.0%.
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