Holmium Fluoride has specialized uses in ceramics, glass, phosphors and metal halide lamp, and dopant to garnet laser. Holmium lasers are used in medical, dental, and fiber-optical applications. Holmium is one of the colorants used for cubic zirconia and glass, providing yellow or red coloring. They are therefore used as a calibration standard for optical spectrophotometers, and are available commercially. It is one of the colorants used for cubic zirconia and glass, providing yellow or red coloring.
Chemical Formula: HoF3
Density: 7.64 g/cm3
Appearance: Light yellow powder
Melting Point: 1143 °C
Solubleness: Soluble in strong mineral acids
Molecular Weight: 221.93
Stability: Slightly hygroscopic