Terbium, pronounced [ter-bee-um], is silvery-white metal, and the 65th element in the periodic table.
Terbium is used in the production of certain electronic devices, like naval sonar systems. Like most rare earth metals, it has fluorescent properties, so is also used in lamps.
This is a general Physics zone, where we will meet five researchers from completely different areas of science.
There is a scientist investigating layer of the Earth’s atmosphere that interact with radio waves and satellite signals, and one using the world’s most powerful telescope to study the Universe, and one working on laser light. There is also a scientist trying to 3D print atoms, and another planning cancer patient treatments with radiotherapy.