Erbium metal is a soft, malleable, lustrous, silvery rare-earth metals belonging to the lanthanide group. It is stable in air, reacts very slowly with water and oxygen, and dissolves in acids. Pure Erbium metal is malleable, soft, and relatively stable in the air. Erbium ions fluoresce pink light are used in imaging and optical applications. Erbium oxidizes slower than some other rare-earth metals and has a high electrical resistivity. It is typically found in small quantities and in combination with other rare earth. As a pure metal, Erbium has limited applications. However, it can be used as an alloying element with titanium.