lanthanum lanthanum  /ˈlæn θə nəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily; occurs in rare earth minerals and is usually classified as a rare earth

Synonym(s)

la

Usage(s):

  1. Now Chu's team tried lanthanum, the rare-earth component of the IBM compound.
  2. It is compounded of three rare metals: tantalum, tungsten, lanthanum.
  3. Finally, in December 1985, they came across a compound of barium, lanthanum, copper and oxygen that seemed promising.

News

  1. Scientists solve riddle of strangely behaving magnetic material

    Materials scientists have found an accurate way to explain the magnetic properties of a lanthanum-cobalt-oxygen compound that has mystified the scientific community for decades.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Ames Laboratory scientists solve riddle of strangely behaving magnetic material

    ( DOE/Ames Laboratory ) Materials scientists at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have found an accurate way to explain the magnetic properties of a lanthanum-cobalt-oxygen compound that has mystified the scientific community for decades.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Wiki Images for lanthanum

definition of lanthanum
meaning of lanthanum
Word of the Day
cursory cursory
/ˈkɜr sə ri /