Rare Earth’s – Europium

 

Europium, symbol Eu, atomic mass 63.

Europium is a super conductor at around 2K. It is used interestingly to screen for genetic disorders such as Down’s syndrome. It is also being considered to be used in nuclear reactors as it is a very good neutron absorber (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europium – accessed on 3rd Dec 2010).

 

 

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