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“The best thing since Bubble Gum. It’s… INDIUM!”. An accidental discovery, with extraordinary benefits!. Ferdinand Reich Hieronymus Theodor Richter 1863 - The year to thank!. Theodor Richter. Ferdinand Reich. Got a cracked Television screen, for some strange reason?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
“The best thing since Bubble Gum. It’s… INDIUM!”
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 doesn’t tarnish as quickly!
• Thanks to Indium… you’re 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 FUTUREAnd I see it in YOUR future!
Buy it NOW!
INDIUMBy: Carla Mendoza Marrero
Honors Chemistry ½
HISTORY OF INDIUM Ferdinand Reich and
Hieronymus Theodor Richter (1863)
Indigo blue line found in zinc ore spectrum
Indium named after indigo
PROPERTIES OF INDIUM Atomic #: 49 Atomic Weight: 114.818 Melting Point: 156.60 degrees Celsius Boiling Point: 2072 degrees Celsius Density: 7.31 grams/cm3
MORE PROPERTIES! 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 temperaturesTemperatures near absolute zero (-273
INDIUM’S NATURAL CREATION Goes through S-process in low mass
Takes THOUSANDS of years! Cadmium needed to capture neutrons Undergo Beta decay
WHERE IS INDIUM FOUND? Earth’s crust Slightly more abundant than silver Relatively rare Zinc ores
HAZARDS! 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
WHAT IS INDIUM USED FOR? 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)
WHAT IS INDIUM USED FOR? Coats bearings in aircraft engines Makes thin films for LCD displays Indium Gallium Arsenide (solar cells) Mirrors
CITATIONS NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/npgd0341.html
Indium. Chemistry Explained. http://www.chemistryexplained.com/elements/C-K/Indium.html
It’s Elemental: The Periodic Table of Elements. Jefferson Lab. http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele049.html
Indium. Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indium