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europium

Syllabification: eu·ro·pi·um
Pronunciation: /yəˈrōpēəm
 
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Definition of europium in English:

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 color television screens. (Symbol: Eu)
Example sentences
  • 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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