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For all the basics about gadolinium, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For amazing photos and facts about gadolinium, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
Gadolinium is colorless and its compounds are white because its spectrum has no absorption bands in the visible region. For this reason, gadolinium was not used to produce colors in television screens like some of the other lanthanides were.
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Have you ever seen a picture produced by MRI? Why do you think this diagnosis technique is useful?
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