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Holmium single crystal 67Ho164.930

Holmium was discovered in 1878 by P.T. Cleve at Uppsala, Sweden, and independently by M. Delafontaine and J.L. Soret at Geneva, Switzerland.

[Greek: Holmia = Sweden] French: holmium
German: holmium
Italian: olmio
Spanish: holmio

Description: Holmium is a silvery metal of the so-called rare earth group (more correctly termed the lanthanides). It is slowly attacked by oxygen and water, and dissolves in acids. Holmium is used as a flux concentrator for high magnetic fields.

Metal single crystal properties
State: single crystal
Crystal structure: hexagonal
Production method: Floating zone
Standard size: diameter 7-8mm
thickness 1mm
Orientation: (0001)
Orientation accuracy: <2°, <1°, <0.5° or <0.1°
Polishing: as cut, one or two sides polished
Roughness of surface: <0.03µm
Purity: 99.99%