- a white, water-insoluble powder, Y2O3, used chiefly in incandescent gas and acetylene mantles.
Origin of yttria
1790–1800; < New Latin, named after Ytterby. See ytterbia
Also called yttrium oxide.
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Examples from the Web for yttria
Yttria may be obtained from gadolinite by a similar process to that by which glucina is extracted from the beryl.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
(c.) Yttria (YO) occurs only in a few rare minerals, and usually in company with terbium and erbium.
This reaction distinguishes the members of the yttria group from most of the other earths.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.
Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
Yttria is an exceedingly complex mixture, which has been decomposed, yielding as an intermediate product terbia.
These crude earths, yttria and ceria, have supplied most if not all of the “rare earth” metals.
- another name for yttrium oxide
C19: New Latin, named after Ytterby; see ytterbia
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