Gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3), also known as Gadolinia is a white powder that is insoluble in water and somewhat soluble in acids. It has a tendency to absorb moisture and carbon dioxide from the air.
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Gadolinium oxide is used for:
- Phosphors for colour television tubes
- Optical glasses
- Absorption materials in atomic reactions
- Making gadolinium yttrium garnets which have microwave applications