a rare-earth, metallic, trivalent element occurring with cerium and other rare-earth metals, and having rose-colored to violet-colored salts. Symbol: Nd; atomic weight: 144.24; atomic number: 60; specific gravity: 6.9 at 20°C.
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How to use neodymium in a sentence
If Boyd were to add vibranium to the table, he’d create another row and place it under uranium and neodymium.
Used in professional studios for decades, these cans feature 40m drivers, neodymium magnets, and a frequency response of 10Hz – 20kHz.
In this case, the crystal is formed from a material that's a mix of neodymium, nickel, and oxygen.Hydrogen-soaked crystal lets neural networks expand to match a problem | John Timmer | February 4, 2022 | Ars Technica
Each features a 5-inch woven glass fiber composite driver and a 1-inch silk soft-dome neodymium ferrofluid-cooled tweeter.Fluance Ai41 stereo speakers review: Pint-sized powerhouses | Mike Levine | October 20, 2021 | Popular-Science
While the world struggles with supply-chain challenges and China threatens to withhold the rare-earth metals that are used for the magnets in EV motors, some point out the human rights situation surrounding the mining of metals like neodymium.The new electric BMW i4 is a nimble driving machine—with a cinematic soundtrack | Dan Carney | October 15, 2021 | Popular-Science
Not to mention rare elements such as lanthanum, cerium, and neodymium, essential to modern technology and commanding high prices.Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth Could Be a Bonanza—or Lead to Disaster | Dr. Cheryl Benard | July 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Germanium 64 is not at all stable, and neither is neodymium 128, but the instability can be corrected by positive beta emission.The Bramble Bush | Gordon Randall Garrett
neodymium (Nd) forms the chief portion of the old “didymium.”
British Dictionary definitions for neodymium
a toxic silvery-white metallic element of the lanthanide series, occurring principally in monazite: used in colouring glass. Symbol: Nd; atomic no: 60; atomic wt: 144.24; valency: 3; relative density: 6.80 and 7.00 (depending on allotrope); melting pt: 1024°C; boiling pt: 3127°C
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Scientific definitions for neodymium
A shiny, silvery metallic element of the lanthanide series. It is used to make glass for welders' goggles and purple glass for lasers. Atomic number 60; atomic weight 144.24; melting point 1,024°C; boiling point 3,027°C; specific gravity 6.80 or 7.004 (depending on allotropic form); valence 3. See Periodic Table.
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