Summer’s fast approaching in the northern hemisphere, and after the surprising early arrival of summer-like weather in the UK this past weekend, it seems an appropriate time to be taking a look at the chemistry of sunglasses. What are they made of, how do they protect your eyes, and how do photochromic sunglasses work? Click through to C&EN’s Periodic Graphics to find the answers!
- IYPT 2019 Elements 094: Plutonium: Nuclear weapons and space probe power source
- IYPT 2019 Elements 093: Neptunium: Radioactivity and smoke detector byproduct
- IYPT 2019 Elements 092: Uranium: Nuclear power, bombs, and weaponry
- IYPT 2019 Elements 091: Protactinium: Scarcity and geological dating
- IYPT 2019 Elements 090: Thorium: Gaslights and future nuclear power
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