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Gadolium: an alternate spelling of Gadolinium?
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q***@gmail.com
2019-07-01 23:58:54 UTC
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Is this just a typo, or, as in the case of Aluminum versus Aluminium (or Columbium
versus Niobium, and Wolfram versus Tungsten) did anyone ever actually propose that
this is how the name of that particular element (a rare earth, whose chief claim
to fame is having an accessibly low Curie temperature, so that it's easy to turn
its ferromagnetism on and off in the lab) actually _should_ be spelled?

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Martin Brown
2019-07-02 12:38:58 UTC
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Post by q***@gmail.com
Is this just a typo, or, as in the case of Aluminum versus Aluminium (or Columbium
versus Niobium, and Wolfram versus Tungsten) did anyone ever actually propose that
this is how the name of that particular element (a rare earth, whose chief claim
to fame is having an accessibly low Curie temperature, so that it's easy to turn
its ferromagnetism on and off in the lab) actually _should_ be spelled?
Sounds like a bogus US English spelling miss applied to other elements.

Ac Actium
Al Aluminum
Es Einsteium
Gd Gadolium
Pa Protoactium

Of which Einsteium is the most ridiculous.

ISTR they refer to it as just "gad" when used as an MRI contrast agent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MRI_contrast_agent
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Martin Brown
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