By Matt Rebuck
- Melting Point: 822°C
- Boiling Point: 1527°C
- Conductivity: High conductivity
- Malleability: High malleability
- Hardness: About as hard as lead; really soft for a metal
- Shape: Cubic shape
- Reactivity: Reacts well with both water and air
- Flammability: Ignites from 150 - 180°C
It is found in small amounts in the currency use by most of Europe because it glows under UV light. Since it only glows in UV light, it's invisible to the naked eye. If someone wee to counterfeit a bill, it would be easily spotted as fake when shown under a UV light.
It is a common element in the control rods used in nuclear reactors.
Because of its high conductivity, Europium can be found in a lot of low-energy light bulbs.
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