Yttrium (noun)

A chemical element with the symbol Y and atomic number 39. It is a silvery-metallic transition metal chemically similar to the lanthanides and it has often been classified as a 'rare-earth element.

Origin:

The word "yttrium" is derived from the name of the village ytterby in sweden where it was first discovered. it is a chemical element with the symbol y and atomic number 39.

Examples:

  1. Yttrium is used in the production of phosphors for color televisions and fluorescent lamps.
  2. Yttrium has a wide range of applications in the field of electronics, including microwave filters and solid-state devices.
  3. Yttrium is also used in the manufacture of aircraft and missile parts because of its high strength-to-weight ratio.
  4. Yttrium can be used to make certain alloys that are highly resistant to corrosion.
  5. Yttrium is found in many minerals and is obtained by separating it from other rare-earth elements.
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