Thursday, 17 December 2009

Einsteinium - not exactly the most useful element

Yes, folks, it's element podcast time again. My latest addition to the Royal Society of Chemistry's series of podcasts Chemistry in its Element is live and it's all about Einsteinium, element 99.

It might seem obvious that an element would be named after Einstein... but there's no newtonium, so being a scientific superstar isn't enough. So why does element 99 have this name? And why is it so, well, useless?

Take a listen, or select it in from the list of my element podcasts below:

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  1. Great, Brian. I love these. Thanks, and happy holidays to you!

  2. Thanks Sue - glad you like them. And a Happy Christmas to you!