Byproducts IV: Rhenium, a Byproduct of a Byproduct
Rhenium is a silvery-white heavy metal, and it has the distinction of being the next-to-last element "discovered" which is present on ... ruthenium. Platinum and palladium are produced at a volume each of about 4 times as much as rhenium.
The Eyes Have It
In reality, the eyes of both girls are identical. This illusion was first described in 1824 by British chemist and natural philosopher William Hyde Wollaston, who also discovered the elements palladium and rhodium. The ghostly gaze illusion is based on a ...
Element of the week: curium | video
This week, we meet the element curium, which has the atomic symbol Cm and the atomic number 96. This element was named in honour of Marie and Pierre Curie, who discovered the element, radium. The atomic symbol was chosen because it was the initials used by ...
Copernicium: How elements get their names.
The most enduring fashion for naming elements (predating even the table itself) is blatant nationalism, a trend that has gotten ugly a few times. Three German chemists in the 1920s discovered two prospective elements and named them rhenium, after the Rhine ...
NCSU professor becomes convinced that colleagues built big research project on false foundation
Bruce Eaton, 59 Former NCSU professor, now at the University ... Donovan Leonard, 38 Ph.D. candidate in material sciences in 2005. Discovered through an electron microscope that the purported palladium crystals were not palladium. Now works at Oak Ridge ...