Spedding, Frank H. Formerly, Ames Laboratory, Energy Research and Development Administration, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
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A metallic chemical element, Nd, atomic number 60, atomic weight 144.24. Neodymium belongs to the rare-earth group of elements. The naturally occurring element includes six isotopes. The oxide, Nd2O3, is a light-blue powder. It dissolves in mineral acids to give reddish-violet solutions. For properties of the metal See also: Periodic table; Rare-earth elements
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