It is a p-type semiconductor.
It is a basic oxide and easily dissolved to dilute acids, and then almost colourless terbium salt is formed.
Tb2O3 + 6 H+ → 2 Tb3+ + 3 H2O
The crystal structure is cubic and the lattice constant is a = 1057 pm.
|Molar mass||365.848 g/mo|
|Melting point||2,410 °C (4,370 °F; 2,680 K)|
|Magnetic susceptibility (χ)||0.07834 cm3/mol|
|Application||Used as an activator for luminescent materials, and also as an additive for NdFebB permanent magnetic materials|
|Crystal structure||Cubic, cI80|
|Space group||Ia-3, No. 206|