IYPT 2019 Elements 061: Promethium: Scarcity and atomic batteries

Element 61 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is promethium. Only trace amounts of promethium form naturally, which limit its applications, though it has previously been trialled in atomic batteries. All isotopes of promethium are radioactive, and though it may once have existed in Earth’s crust, it would have decayed away to […]


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