Adjective "erbium" definition and examples

(Erbium may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈəːbɪəm/

Definitions and examples

noun

The chemical element of atomic number 68, a soft silvery-white metal of the lanthanide series.
  1. 'The village is Ytterby and the elements are yttrium, erbium, terbium and ytterbium.'
  2. 'The devices typically consist of a single-mode fiber core doped with erbium, ytterbium, or a combination thereof; other dopants such as thulium can be used, but the development effort is less advanced.'

More definitions

1. a rare-earth metallic element, having pink salts. Symbol:Er; atomic weight:16

7.26; atomic number:6

More examples(as adjective)

"lasers can be erbium."

"systems can be erbium."

Origin

Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Ytt erb y, in Sweden, where it was first found. Compare with ytterbium.