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Rubidium

Introduction

This element has not yet been verified to be compatible with the spark ablation process. Below, you will find generic information about the element as well as known applications when available.

Basic data

NameRubidium (Rb)
Configuration5s1
Electrons37
Group1 (Alkali metals)
AbundanceNegligible
Magnetic typeparamagnetic
Melting pointN.a.
Boiling point688 ℃

Interesting reads

We have no relevant literature available yet on this element with respect to nanoparticle synthesis or functionality. Please help expand our database by letting us know about relevant publications!

Key trends at the nanoscale

Applications

The pie chart presented here is based on the distribution of research literature across various fields of application research over the period 1992 to 2017. The value listed is the number of papers discussing Rubidium related to nanoparticles, sorted by application field. This gives an indication which applications are being or have been researched and where the core interest is. However, the distribution does not correct for the total publications in a given application field. So, a high score for a given application field indicates there is considerable interest in the element in that field, but it may also mean the field itself has considerable more publications than other fields. Therefore, the pie chart gives a general overview only. The application fields themselves are discussed in more detail on our Nanoparticles page.

Additionally, the total number of publications provides some insight in the amount of research into Rubidium used in nanoparticles in general. Typically, a well-researched element will show 1000 or more publications over the 1992-2017 period.