Ytterbium is a soft, malleable, malleable, silvery element that also belongs to the lanthanide series.

It reacts slowly in air or water but dissolves rapidly in mineral acids.

Symbol: Yb

Atomic number: 70

Atomic weight: 173.045

Element category: Lanthanides

Ytterbium Applications

Infrared lasers, chemical reducing agents, decoy bombs, stainless steel, pressure gauges, nuclear medicine, monitoring earthquakes. Ytterbium isotopes are used as radiation sources in portable X-ray machines. Ytterbium compounds are also used as catalysts in the chemical industry.

Edgetech Industries provides various ytterbium metal products including Material: reduced ytterbium, distilled ytterbium metal (ytterbium sublimed dendritic)

Ytterbium Chunks

Reduced Yb: Yb/TREM: 99.99%, TREM: 99%, 99.5%

Distilled Yb: Yb/TREM: 99.99%, TREM: 99.9%

Irregular Ytterbium Metal: Powder, lump, chunk, granules, particles.

Powder: -40mesh, -100mesh, -200 mesh, -325mesh

Lump & Chunk: 1-100mm

Granules: 1-30mm

Particles: 0.5-10mm

Dendritic Ytterbium: 1-100mm per production

Solid Ytterbium Metal

We provide Ingot, block, foil, sheet, plate, disc, rod, wire, pellets, sputtering targets, and other customized parts.

Foil: 0.1mm min thick x 10-200mm width x L

Ytterbium Metal Block

Sheet & Plate: 0.5mm-40mm Thick x 10-150mm Width x 10-300mm Length

Rod, Wire, Cylinder, Pellets: 0.5mm-12mm diameter x 3mm min Length

Round ytterbium sputtering target or disc:

Diameter: <18″, Thickness: >0.04″

Rectangular ytterbium sputtering target:

Length: <36″, Width: <12″, Thickness: >0.04″

Block & Ingot: Customized

Ytterbium oxide Yb2O3

Ytterbium oxide is a harmless white powder. It is used as a colorant for glass and enamels, and as a dopant for garnet crystals in lasers. It is also widely used in optical fiber. We supply high-purity Yb2O3 in powders, granules, pellets, sputtering targets, and other custom forms.

Ytterbium Oxide Pellets

Application of Yb2O3

– Used as a colorant for glass and enamels and as a dopant for garnet crystals in lasers.

– Available for fiber optics.

Our Ytterbium Oxide Products Offered

Yb2O3/TREO: 3N, 4N, 4N5

Yb2O3 powder, granules, pellets

Yb2O3 sputtering target

Ytterbium Fluoride 
YbF3 also known as Ytterbium trifluoride is a crystalline ionic compound. It is slightly soluble in water. Ytterbium Fluoride is widely used in fluoride glass. 
Purity of Our Ytterbium Fluoride (YbF3)
YbF3- TREO: > 81% 
Products of our Ytterbium Fluoride (YbF3)
Powder, Granules, Pellets, Sputtering Target
Applications of Ytterbium Fluoride (YbF3)
-Ytterbium Fluoride (YbF3) can be used as a colorant for glasses and enamels and as a dopant for garnet crystals in lasers.
-Ytterbium Fluoride (YbF3) can be used in optical fibers.
Other ytterbium compounds
Ytterbium Chloride (YbCl3)
YbCl3- TREO: > 81% (anhydrous) or 45% (hexahydrate)
Ytterbium Acetate
Ytterbium(III) acetate tetrahydrate
Yb(C2H3O2)3 XH2O, TREO: > 35%
CAS Number: 15280-58-7
Molecular Weight: 422.23
Ytterbium Carbonate
Ytterbium(III) carbonate hydrate
REO/TREO: 2N, 3N, 4N
Yb2(CO3)3·xH2O TREO: > 42%
CAS Number:64360-98-1
Molecular Weight: 526.11 (anhydrous basis)
Ytterbium Oxalate
Ytterbium Oxalate Hydrate
Yb2(C2O4)3 • xH2O,TREO: > 40%
CAS Number: 58176-74-2
Molecular Weight: 610.13
Ytterbium Nitrate
Ytterbium(III) nitrate pentahydrate
Yb(NO3)3 X 5H2O,TREO: > 40%
CAS Number:35725-34-9
Molecular Weight: 449.13


Packaging of our ytterbium products

Ytterbium products are clearly tagged and labeled externally to ensure efficient identification and quality control. Great care is taken to avoid any damage which might be caused during storage or transportation.

Specifically available purity might be different from each product based on processing & inventory of raw material.


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