13 Dec 2019

Ytterbium - yet another element named after Ytterby

From Elemental, 8:00 am on 13 December 2019

Ytterbium is yet another lanthanoid named after the Swedish village of Ytterby. It is a sister element to erbium, terbium and yttrium.

The ytterbium lattice clock is one of the world’s most accurate clocks, says Professor Allan Blackman from the Auckland University of Technology, in episode 93 of Elemental.

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Professor Allan Blackman is at Auckland University of Technology.