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Contact: Phillip F. Schewe
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Joint Quantum Institute

Why Can't Neodymium Be More like Tin?

Caption: The best highly charged ions seem to be atoms such as Nd, Pr, and Sm that can be ionized to have the same number of electrons as four successive elements -- Ag, Cd, In, and Sn -- in another part of the periodic table.

Credit: Adapted from Los Alamos figure

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