Definition of europium in English:

europium

Line breaks: euro|pium
Pronunciation: /jʊ(ə)rˈəʊpɪəm
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • The chemical element of atomic number 63, a soft silvery-white metal of the lanthanide series. Europium oxide is used with yttrium oxide as a red phosphor in colour television screens. (Symbol: Eu)
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    • Typical materials used for the former are europium yttrium vanadate and yttrium oxysulphide doped with europium.
    • Is there enough chromium, cobalt, helium, and manganese - not to mention erbium, europium, and gadolinium - on the planet to last indefinitely?
    • By replacing yttrium ions with europium, the researchers could make garnets with a violet hue, while ytterbium, zirconium, and cerium produced green garnets.

Origin

early 20th century: modern Latin, based on Europe.

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