|Origin of Name
|Date and Place of Discovery
||In 1896 in France
- It is the most reactive of all
the rare earth elements.
- It oxidizes quickly in the air.
- It will ignite in air about 150°
C to 180° C.
- It is hard as lead and very
- When mixed with water, its
reaction is similar to calcium.
- It absorbs neutrons well and is
being studied for use in nuclear reactors.
- It is the rarest and most costly
of all the rare earth elements.
- Down syndrome screening
- Plastics used to make lasers
- Yttrium based phosphors
- Fluorescent lamps
- Anti-counterfeiting devices in Euro banknotes
- Study of igneous rocks