IYPT 2019 Elements 059: Praseodymium: Aircraft engines and fibre optics

Element 59 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is praseodymium. Praseodymium is used in aircraft engine alloys, and it also found in some fibre optic cables. Praseodymium oxide is found in didymium glass, along with neodymium. Didymium was originally regarded as a single element, and it was 30 years after its original […]


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