Yttrium - Alkane Resources Ltd
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Yttrium has the highest thermodynamic affinity for oxygen of any element, which forms the basis for many of its applications. It is used widely in the ceramics industry, particularly for yttria-stabilised zirconia, which is used in gas and aviation turbines, automotive sensors, fibre-optic connectors and fuel cell components. Yttrium also accounts for around 70-80% of the total rare earths consumed in phosphors for display screens and energy-efficient lighting and is used as an alloying element several high-performance alloys.