[ UK /tˈɜːbi‍əm/ ]
  1. a metallic element of the rare earth group; used in lasers; occurs in apatite and monazite and xenotime and ytterbite
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How To Use terbium In A Sentence

  • The two transuranium elements most recently discovered, berkelium and californium, correspond to terbium and dysprosium in the lanthanides. Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1951 - Presentation Speech
  • Amygdala explains why you might want to care about dysprosium, terbium, and neodymium. Discourse.net: I'll Have Mine Rare
  • The insides of energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs are coated with tiny amounts of two such elements, terbium and europium. U.S. urged to swiftly secure supplies of 'energy-critical elements'
  • In present paper, the advance of spectrophotometric analysis of terbium is described.
  • Apple Inc. and Blackberry maker Research In Motion Ltd. use terbium to make their phones smaller, lighter and faster. Rare-Earth Firms Prove a Common Focus for Shorts
  • But by cooling liquid glass very quickly, CRI achieves a more uniform distribution of atoms, allowing the addition of rare-earth elements such as erbium and ytterbium.
  • By replacing yttrium ions with europium, the researchers could make garnets with a violet hue, while ytterbium, zirconium, and cerium produced green garnets.
  • Of the rare-earth metals many - yttrium, terbium, erbium, ytterbium, scandium, thulium, holmium - have been given names that show their origin in various Swedish localities. Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1951 - Presentation Speech
  • Rare-earth elements include the relatively common cerium, used in pollution-control equipment, and terbium, used in energy efficient light bulbs, as well as the truly rare thulium, which has applications in x-ray devices. China Denies Halting Rare-Earth Exports to Japan
  • The devices typically consist of a single-mode fiber core doped with erbium, ytterbium, or a combination thereof; other dopants such as thulium can be used, but the development effort is less advanced.
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