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Ytterbium's atomic number is 70 and its symbol is Yb. Ytterbium is named after the village where many rare earth metals were discovered in Sweden. Like other rare earth metals, it is obtained from a mineral called monazite.
Ytterbium does not have many commercial uses. The most common commercial use of ytterbium is to make solid-state lasers. Certain isotopes of ytterbium emit gamma rays that act like x-rays. This property has been used to produce portable x-ray machines.