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Nd

Neodymium

Melting point

1024° Celsius

neodym


Specific weight

5.72 g/cm3

Abundance of element

6*10-4

Colour

silvery white

Atomic number

60

Boiling Point

3100° Celsius

Purities available

Nd2O3 99%

Forms available

Powder

Packing

0.5 kg - 50 kg units
1000 kg big bags

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Neodymium: Use

Neodymium us used in cryocoolers. It is also used as fertiliser, mainly in China. The magnitude of an earthquake or the strength of a volcano can be measured by analysing the neodymium isotopes involved. A further application is as component of transparent construction elements and lenses in conventional laser pointers as well as in high performance lasers used for example by the US military.

 

Neodymium: History and occurrence

Neodymium was discovered in 1885 by Baron Carl Auer von Welsbach in Vienna. He extracted neodymium and praseodymium from a material known as didymium. Pure metallic neodymium was first isolated in 1925. In nature neodymium occurs only in compounds in association with other rare earth metals. It primarily occurs in bastnäsite and monazite. The most important supplier of neodymium is China with 97% of the world output. Further econominally usable deposits are located in Australia.

For 2009 the USGS estimated a global output of rare earths of about 124000 tons.