An accidental discovery, with extraordinary benefits! Ferdinand Reich Hieronymus Theodor Richter 1863 - The year to thank! Ferdinand Reich Theodor Richter
Got a cracked Television screen, for some strange reason? INDIUM HAS GOT YOU COVERED! Indium oxide + Tin oxide = Amazing LCD screens Not only can you use it to make a new television screen You can coat your phone screen, computer screen, even your aircraft windshields
Need a quick Hair Check? CREATE YOUR OWN PERSONAL MIRROR WITH INDIUM!!! Just as reflective as Silver, but doesnt tarnish as quickly! Thanks to Indium youre lookin good!
ITS ISOTOPES WILL GIVE YOU HOPE! Medically Beneficial! Radioactive isotopes that trace harmful medical conditions Indium-111 used to search for tumors, internal bleeding, infections Indium-113 examines the liver, spleen, brain, pulmonary system, and circulatory system
INDIUM SAVES ENERGY! Indium saves ENERGY and the ENVIRONMENT Indium is found in solar panels Collect energy from plastic solar cells
INDIUM THE ELEMENT OF THE FUTURE And I see it in YOUR future! Buy it NOW!
By: Carla Mendoza Marrero Honors Chemistry
Ferdinand Reich and Hieronymus Theodor Richter (1863) Indigo blue line found in zinc ore spectrum Indium named after indigo
Phase at Room Temperature: Solid Element Classification: Metal Period #: 5 Group #: 13 Softer than lead Remains soft and easy to work with at very low temperatures Temperatures near absolute zero (-273 degrees Celsius)
Goes through S-process in low mass stars Slow-neutron-capture process Takes THOUSANDS of years! Cadmium needed to capture neutrons Undergo Beta decay
Earths crust Slightly more abundant than silver Relatively rare Zinc ores
Exposure through: inhalation, ingestion, skin or eye contact Very poisonous when injected into skin Irritation of eyes, skin and respiratory system Possible liver, kidney, heart, blood defects Pulmonary edema (fluid build up in lung air sacks)
Primary use: Making Alloys Sometimes added to gold and platinum to make them harder Used in electronic devices and dental materials Used with germanium to make transistors (found in computers in cell phones)
Coats bearings in aircraft engines Makes thin films for LCD displays Indium Gallium Arsenide (solar cells) Mirrors
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