Application of Rare Earth in Electroplating

Including rare earth elements from atomic number 15 lanthanide elements 57-71 of: lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, lutetium and lanthanide chemically similar scandium and yttrium, a total of 17 elements. Rare Earth Elements unique 4f shell electronic structure and chemical properties of such rare earth metal or alloy has a unique feature: a high catalytic activity, high magnetic properties, superconductivity, photoelectric conversion, magneto-optical memory, high hydrogen storage capacity, wear and corrosion resistance, etc., rare earth and its compounds in the field of materials science more widely, the development of modern science and technology has become an indispensable functional materials, materials science is a hot research topic of great concern national scientific workers