Terbium: historical information

  • Discoveror: Carl Mosander
  • Place of discovery: Sweden
  • Date of discovery: 1843
  • Origin of name : named after "Ytterby", a town in Sweden.

Terbium was discovered by Gustav Mosander in 1843. He detected it is as an impurity in yttria which is yttrium oxide, Y2O3.

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