Semiconductor Terbium
Semiconductor Terbium
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Terbium

Inconspicuous Powder with a Wide Range of Applications: Terbium

Characteristics of Terbium

In its oxide form, the soft heavy metal is a black brown powder. In metal form, terbium is so soft that it can be cut with the knife. It is very ignoble, but relatively durable when exposed to air. Terbium usually occurs in conjunction with other lanthanids.

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Applications for Terbium

Terbium is used in the production of semiconductors and serves as an activator for fluorescent materials. Together with zircon dioxide, it works in one of the most important industries of the future: As a stabilizer of high-temperature fuel cells. In addition, the oxide is added to the green fluorescent in picture tubes and fluorescence lamps. Due to its ferromagnetic “talents”, terbium is also suitable for the production of magnetic components: Especially in neodymium-iron-boron-magnets, it increases performance even further.

The use of terbium in high-tech components such as fuel cells and permanent magnets is generating increasing demand for terbium.

The use of terbium in high-tech components such as fuel cells and permanent magnets is generating increasing demand for terbium.

Tangible Asset Terbium

Worth Knowing

The future prospects for terbium are as good as for dysprosium or neodymium. In the medium and long term, the Frauenhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research predicts a massive supply gap for terbium and for dysprosium.

You can find out more about terbium on our information page SelteneErden.de.

Terbium Oxide from TRADIUM

TRADIUM sells Terbium as a tangible asset in its oxide form. This has two decisive advantages: Oxides can be stored almost without limits. In addition, every industrial usage of rare earths depends on oxides. The oxide state thus makes it easier to liquidate the asset.

Price history

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Note: The graph shows only the price history of the metal in the leading trading form, but not a concrete price. This always depends on the delivery quantity and other factors. The graph is for orientation only. We would love to tell you more in a nonbinding information talk.