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409, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 065: Terbium: Sonar, green light and triboluminescence

September 4th, 2019|

Element 65 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is terbium. Terbium and its compounds are used in sonar and phone and TV screens, and some of its compounds have the interesting property of being triboluminescent.

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109, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 064: Gadolinium: MRI scanning, magnetic fridges and diamond simulant

September 1st, 2019|

Element 64 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is gadolinium. Gadolinium and its compounds are used in MRI imaging, magnetic refrigerators, and as diamond simulants.

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2708, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 063: Europium: Banknotes and colour TV screens

August 27th, 2019|

Element 63 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is europium. Europium is, appropriately, found in Euro banknotes, and also gives some of the colours in phone and TV screens.

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2608, 2019

Flea and tick treatments for pets – in C&EN

August 26th, 2019|

Click to view full graphic on the C&EN site

Trying to protect your pets from fleas and ticks? There are a number of treatments that aim to deter them, or get rid of them if your pet already has them. This graphic in Chemical and Engineering News looks at the methods used and the chemistry behind them. Click through to the C&EN site to view the full graphic.

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2408, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 062: Samarium: Guitar pickups and rock dating

August 24th, 2019|

Element 62 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is samarium. Samarium is found in guitar pick-ups and can also be used to date rocks and meteorites.

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2108, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 061: Promethium: Scarcity and atomic batteries

August 21st, 2019|

Element 61 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is promethium. Only trace amounts of promethium form naturally, which limit its applications, though it has previously been trialled in atomic batteries.

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