1308, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 058: Cerium: Lighters, ovens and diesel

August 13th, 2019|

Element 58 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is cerium. Cerium is the main metal in lighter flints, and is also found in ovens and diesel fuel.

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1108, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 057: Lanthanum: Camera lenses, hybrid vehicles, and swimming pools

August 11th, 2019|

Element 57 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is lanthanum. The first of the lanthanoid series of elements, lanthanum and its compounds find use in camera lenses, hybrid vehicles, and swimming pools.

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708, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 056: Barium: Fireworks and X-rays

August 7th, 2019|

Element 56 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is barium. Barium is found in green fireworks, used in X-ray imaging, and also in drilling fluids.

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608, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 055: Caesium: Atomic clocks and explosive reactions

August 6th, 2019|

Element 55 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is caesium. Caesium is used in atomic clocks and is the most reactive metal in the periodic table.

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308, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 054: Xenon: Headlights and spacecraft propulsion

August 3rd, 2019|

Element 54 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is xenon. Xenon is used in some car headlights, to propel some satellites and spacecraft, and also in some types of medical imaging.

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108, 2019

IYPT 2019 Elements 053: Iodine: Seaweed and LCD screens

August 1st, 2019|

Element 53 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is iodine. This element is found in (and can be extracted from) seaweed, and is also used in LCD screens in phones and televisions.

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