|Atomic mass||144.24 amu|
|Date of discovery||1885|
|Name of discoverer||Baron Carl Auer von Welsbach|
|Name origin||From the Greek neos, meaning new, and didymos, meaning twin.|
|Uses||Used in ceramics to color glazes, in alloys for permanent magnets, for special lens with praseodymium. Also to produce bright purple glass and special glass that filters infrared radiation.|
|Obtained from||Chief ores of Neodymium are monazite and bastnasite.|
Neodymium is a chemical element. Its symbol is Nd and its atomic number is 60. It is a soft silvery metal that tarnishes in air. It is used, alloyed with Iron and Boron, in the making of high-strength permanent magnets.
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