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Ytterbium - Periodic Table of Videos

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The team at periodicvideos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. What better way to talk about Ytterbium than by doing it from the very place it was discovered - Ytterby in Sweden!

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Learn more about the Periodic Video road trip to Ytterby!
For all the basics about ytterbium, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For amazing photos and facts about ytterbium, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
One of the important applications of ytterbium is as a doping agent in lasers to store energy; in much the same way, erbium does act in optic fiber amplifiers.

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