Thursday, February 28, 2013



  • Gadolinium is a chemical element with symbol Gd and atomic number 64 and it is a soft, shiny, ductile, silvery metal belonging to the lanthanide group of the periodic chart.
  • It is a paramagnetic metal ion. Paramagnetic ions, such as gadolinium, move differently within a magnetic field.
  • It has found some use in control rods for nuclear reactors and nuclear power plants.
  • It is used to make garnets for microwave applications and its compounds are used for making phosphorous for colour TV tubes.

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