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Gd
Gadolinium

Gadolinium

Reputed for its malleability and ductility at room temperature, gadolinium is a silver-grey metal with the highest thermal neutron absorption capacity. From radiography to magneto-optical recording devices, gadolinium is used in a number of other fields for its magnetic properties. 

PRODUCT INFORMATION

  • Symbol : Gd
  • Atomic number : 64
  • Atomic weight : 157
  • Series : lanthanide
  • Density : 7,901
  • Melting point : 1 313 °C
  • Boiling point : 3 273 °C

Examples of use :

- Contrast agent in MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

- Neutron absorber for certain nuclear reactors

- Manufacture of lasers