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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Terbium

  • Terbium is a metallic chemical element which is classified in the rare earth elements, also known as lanthanides, of the periodic table of elements.
  • China is the source of much of the world's terbium. Like other rare earth elements, terbium is comparatively well distributed across the Earth, but it is not widely used; most consumers do not interact with terbium, although they may own some products with terbium components.
  •  It is not found in a pure form in nature, but it can be recovered from an assortment of minerals.
  • Terbium is isolated, it is silvery gray and relatively soft and easy to work.

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