noun Etymology: New Latin, from Ytterby, town in southern Sweden Date: 1879 a soft metallic element of the rare-earth group that occurs especially with other rare earth elements in minerals and that has few commercial uses — see element table

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ytterbium — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Ytterbium Información personal Origen Tegucigalpa …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ytterbium — Thulium ← Ytterbium → Lutécium …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ytterbium — [ itɛrbjɔm ] n. m. • 1878; de Ytterby, n. d un village de Suède ♦ Chim. Corps simple (Yb; no at. 70; m. at. 173,04), métal blanc du groupe des lanthanides. ● ytterbium nom masculin (de Ytterby, nom propre) Métal blanc argent, brillant, du groupe… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ytterbium — Yt*ter bi*um, n. [NL., fr. Ytterby, in Sweden. See {Erbium}.] (Chem.) A rare element of the boron group, sometimes associated with yttrium or other related elements, as in euxenite and gadolinite. Symbol Yb; provisional atomic weight 173.2. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ytterbium — [i tʉr′bē əm] n. [ModL, contr. < neoytterbium, so named (1907) by its discoverer, G. Urbain (see LUTETIUM) < ytterbia, ytterbium oxide, name coined (1878) by J. C. G. de Marignac, Swiss chemist who isolated it, after Ytterby: see ERBIUM] a… …   English World dictionary

  • Ytterbium — (Neoytterbium) Yb, Atomgew. 172, seltenes Element der Yttriumgruppe …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Ytterbium — Ytterbĭum (chem. Zeichen Yb), sehr seltenes metallisches Element vom Atomgewicht 173, kommt in den Yttriummineralien vor (s. Yttrium) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • ytterbium — Symbol: Yb Atomic number: 70 Atomic weight: 173.04 Silvery metallic element of the lanthanoids. Seven natural isotopes and ten artificial isotopes are known. Used in certain steels. Discovered by J.D.G. Marignac in 1878 …   Elements of periodic system

  • ytterbium — metallic rare earth element, 1879, coined in Modern Latin by Swedish chemist Carl Gustaf Mosander (1797 1858) from Ytterby, name of a town in Sweden where mineral containing it was found …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ytterbium — Yb redirects here. For the unit of information, see Yottabit. thulium ← ytterbium → lutetium ↑ Yb ↓ No …   Wikipedia

  • Ytterbium — Eigenschaften …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”