Yttrium Single Crystal 39Y88.905

Discovered in 1794 by J Gadolin at Åbo, Finland.

[Named after Ytterby, Sweden] French: yttrium
German: yttrium
Italian: ittrio
Spanish: itrio

Description: Yttrium is a soft, silvery-white metal that is stable in air due to the formation of an oxide film on its surface. It burns if ignited, and is attacked by water and forms hydrogen. Yttrium is used in various ways: to give red colors in TV screens, in X-ray filters, superconductors and for superalloys.


Metal single crystal properties
State: single crystal
Crystal structure: hexagonal
Production method: Floating zone
Standard size: diameter 4mm
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: 99.95%