IYPT 2019 Elements 021: Scandium: Lamps, light alloys, and leaks

The latest in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is scandium, our first foray into the d block elements. Scandium is used in lamps for film and photography, in strong but lightweight alloys for jets and sports equipment, and to detect leaks in underground pipes. Scandium iodide is added to lamps used in […]


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