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Rare Earth Elements

Rare Earth Elements

There are 17 unique elements found on the earth that are classified as rare earth elements (REE). These include the 15 metals in the Lanthanide series plus Scandium and Yttrium(which have similar chemical properties). They are used in hundreds of applications and products. We can analyze them in a variety of matrices with the proper techniques. The list of elements is as follows:

Atomic # Symbol Element
21 Sc Scandium
39 Y Yttrium
57 La Lanthanum
58 Ce Cerium
59 Pr Praseodymium
60 Nd Neodymium
61 Pm Promethium
62 Sm Samarium
63 Er Europium
64 Gd Gadolinium
65 Tb Terbium
66 Dy Dysprosium
67 Ho Holmium
68 Er Erbium
69 Tm Thulium
70 Yb Ytterbium
71 Lu Lutetium

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