≥99.999% trace metals basis
2460 °C (lit.)
660.37 °C (lit.)
2.7 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Flam. Sol. 1 - Water-react. 2
4.3 - Hazardous materials, which set free flammable gases upon contact with water
Solid state and materials chemistry have made a tremendous impact and have experienced growth in recent years, particularly for rare earthcontaining materials.
Biomedical implants are essentially foreign substances within the human body that must survive many years’ exposure to demanding mechanical and physiological conditions. Despite these challenges, metal implants have been widely used to substitute for or rebuild hard tissues such as bones and teeth.
The unique properties of the rare-earth elements and their alloys have brought them from relative obscurity to high profile use in common hightech applications.