IYPT 2019 Elements 040: Zirconium: Jewellery, ceramic knives, and nuclear power

Element 40 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is zirconium. Its compounds are commonly used in jewellery to simulate diamonds, and in ceramic knives. It also finds use in nuclear power stations. Cubic zirconia is a form of zirconium dioxide. Due to its similarity in appearance to diamonds, coupled with its much […]