The pure metal is soft and malleable and has a bright, silvery, metallic luster. As with other rare-earth metals, its properties depend to a certain extent on the impurities present. The metal is fairly stable in air and does not oxidize as rapidly as some of the other rare-earth metals. Most of the rare-earth oxides have sharp absorption bands in the visible, ultraviolet, and near infrared.
Melting point: 1529 °C Boiling point: 2868 °C
A sputtering target is a disc of a high purity material used as an atomic sputtering source for ion beam bombardment. Please contact us if your required sputtertarget size and/ or purity are not listed.