|Origin of Name
||From the Latin word holm, or Stockholm
|Date and Place of Discovery
||In 1878 in France -
In 1879 in Sweden
||Jacques-Louis Soret and
Marc Delafontaine and
independently in 1879 by Per Teodor Cleve
- It is soft and malleable.
- It resists corrosion fairly well.
- It is not found freely in nature, but is found in minerals like
- It is commercially extracted via
ion exchange from monazite sand, but it's
not easy to separate from other rare earth metals.
- It is stable in dry air at room temperature.
- In moist air or at higher temperatures, it will oxidize quickly.
- It has the highest
- Magnetic poles
- Nuclear control rods
- Solid state lasers
- Coloring glass yellow
- Cubic zirconia
- Medically reduction of kidney stones