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Holmium, atomic no.67, symbol as Ho, weight at 164.9304
Holmium, atomic no.: 67, symbol as Ho, weight at 164.93, has the highest magnetic moment (10.6uB) of any naturally occurring element. Because of this it has been used to create the highest known magnetic fields by placing it within high strength magnets as a pole piece or magnetic flux concentrator. This magnetic property also has value in Yttrium-Iron-Garnet (YIG) lasers for microwave equipment. Holmium lasers emit at a human eye safe 2.08 microns allowing its use in a variety of medical and dental applications in both Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet (YAG) and Yttrium-Lanthanum-Fluoride (YLF) solid state lasers. The wavelength allows for use in silica fibers designed for shorter wavelengths while still providing the cutting strength of longer wave length equipment. Holmium is one of the colorants used for cubic zirconia and glass, providing yellow or red coloring.
Holmium OxideHolmium Oxide Used for ceramics, glass, phosphors, metal halide lamp, and dopant to garnet laser. It can absorb fission-bred neutrons, thus is used in nuclear reactors to keep atomic chain reaction from running out of control.
Holmium ChlorideHolmium Chloride Has specialized uses in ceramics, glass, phosphors and metal halide lamp, and is used as dopant to garnet laser.
Holmium MetalHolmium Metal Mainly used for making specialty alloys and superconductive materials. It can be further processed to various shapes of ingots, pieces, wires, foils, slabs, rods, discs, etc.
Holmium CarbonateHolmium Carbonate Has specialized uses in phosphors and metal halide lamp, and is used as dopant to garnet laser. It is also apply to optical fiber.