IYPT 2019 Elements 063: Europium: Banknotes and colour TV screens

Element 63 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is europium. Europium is, appropriately, found in Euro banknotes, and also gives some of the colours in phone and TV screens. Europium compounds are used in Euro banknotes as a security feature. The complexes used fluoresce under ultraviolet (UV) light. The UV light excites […]


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