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Science Innovation Centre · 067 · Holmium

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Holmium is a malleable, soft, lustrous metal with a silvery colour, belonging to the lanthanides series of the periodic chart of elements. It is slowly attacked by oxygen and water and dissolves in acids. It is stable in dry air at room temperature.

Holmium alloys are used as a magnetic flux concentrator to create the strongest artificially-generated magnetic fields. It is also used in nuclear reactors for nuclear control rods. Holmium oxide is used as yellow gas colouring.