Origin of gadoliniumModL, earlier gadolinia: so named (1886) by P. E. L. de Boisbaudran (1838-1912), French chemist, and J.-C. G. de Marignac (1817-94), Swiss chemist, who had each isolated it, in honor of J. Gadolin (see gadolinite) + -ium
Origin of gadoliniumAfter Johan Gadolin (1760-1852), Finnish chemist
See Periodic Table
- A metallic chemical element (symbol Gd) with an atomic number of 64.
Named after Finnish chemist Johan Gadolin.