Date of Discovery: 1925
Discoverer: C.F. Aver von Welsbach
Name Origin: From the Greek words neos (new) and didymos (twin)
Uses: Coloring glass and ceramics, infrared radiation filtering
Obtained From: Electrolysis of salts

 
Atomic Number: 60
Atomic Mass: 144.24 amu
Melting Point: 1010.0 °C (1283.15 °K, 1850.0 °F)
Boiling Point: 3127.0 °C (3400.15 °K, 5660.6 °F)
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 7.007 g/cm3
Color: Silvery

 
Isotope
Nd-142
Nd-143
Nd-144
Nd-145
Nd-146
Nd-147
Nd-148
Nd-149
Nd-150
Half Life
Stable
Stable
2.1E15 years
Stable
Stable
10.98 days
Stable
1.72 hours
Stable