IYPT 2019 Elements 070: Ytterbium: Accurate atomic clocks and brain studies

Element 70 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is ytterbium. Ytterbium is found in the most accurate atomic clocks and is also used in studies of the brain. Like its predecessor, thulium, ytterbium is used in portable X-ray machines. Ytterbium-169 can be used as a radiation source for this purpose. Ytterbium-169 complexes […]


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