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Atomic symbol Gd
Atomic number 64
Classification Metallic
Atomic mass 157.25 amu
Other Information
Date of discovery 1880
Name of discoverer Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac
Name origin Named after Finnish minerologist J. Gadolin.
Uses Used in magnets, neutron radiography and is alloyed with iron for magneto-optic recording devices.
Obtained from Chief ores are monazite and bastnasite.