Atomic number: 60
Category: lanthanoid metal
Density at 25°C: solid: density: 7.01 g·cm−3
Magnets is what comes to mind first when thinking of neodymium. Though originally it was used to dye glass for a slightly reddish colour or tint. Nd compounds are also used in lasers and laser fusion research.
Use, natural applications or common combinations:
- glass colouring
- lasers - Nd:YAG laser is one of the most commonly used solid-state lasers.
- Standard atomic weight: 144.242(3)
- Melting point: 1016 °C
- Boiling point: 3074 °C
- Radioactivity: all mostly stable, or have very long half-lives.