Europium

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Europium
Name Europium
Symbol Eu
Atomic number 63
Atomic mass 151.964 amu
Normal state Solid
Classification Metallic
Crystal structure Cubic body centered
Color silvery white
Date of discovery 1901
Name of discoverer Eugène-Anatole Demarçay,
Name origin Named after Europe.
Uses Used with yttrium oxide to make red phosphors for color televisions and for making thin-film superconductor alloys.
Obtained from Chiefly found in ores of monazite and bastnasite.
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