Europium: historical information

Europium was discovered by Eugene Demarcay at 1901 in France. Origin of name: named after "Europe".

The discovery of europium is generally credited to Eug/ne-Antole Demarcay, who separated the earth in reasonably pure form in 1901 from a material containing largely samarium. Pure europium metal was not isolated until much more recently.

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