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Erbium, atomic no.68, symbol as Er, weight at 167.26
Erbium, atomic no.: 68, symbol as Er, weight at 167.26, has application in glass coloring, as an amplifier in fiber optics, and in lasers for medical and dental use. It is commonly used as a photographic filter, and because of its resilience it is useful as a metallurgical additive. The Erbium ion has a very narrow absorption band coloring erbium salts pink. It is therefore used in eyeware and decorative glassware. It can neutralize discoloring impurities such as ferric ions and produce a neutral gray shade. It is used in a variety of glass products for this purpose. Lasers based on Er:YAG are ideally suited for surgical applications because of its ability to deliver energy without thermal build-up in tissue.
Erbium OxideErbium Oxide Used as an important colorant in glasses and porcelain enamel glazes. High purity Erbium Oxide is widely applied as dopant in making optical fibre and amplifier.
Erbium ChlorideErbium Chloride Has specialized uses in phosphors, crystal dopant and metal halide lamp. High purity Erbium Chloride is widely applied as dopant in making optical fiber and amplifier.
Erbium MetalErbium Metal Mainly for metallurgical uses. Added to vanadium, for example, erbium lowers hardness and improves workability. There are also a few applications for nuclear industry.
Erbium NitrateErbium Nitrate An important colorant in glass manufacturing and porcelain enamel glazes, and also used as main raw material for producing high purity Erbium Oxide. High purity Erbium Nitrate is applied as dopant in making optical fibre and amplifier.