A silver-yellow metallic element
of the lanthanide series. It was first
isolated in the form of its oxide in 1885 and the pure metal was first obtained
in 1925. Chief ores are monazite and bastnaesite.
Neodymium is used to manufacture lasers, and
its salts are used to color glass. Its most
common isotope is 142Nd (27.11%).
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