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Historical Mysteries Season Two Unsolved Mysteries

The Marvels of Radium

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A fresh announcement just made to the Academy of Sciences in Paris by Monsieur Curie, co-discoverer with his wife of the most extraordinary of all chemical elements, radium, brings the wonderful properties of that substance once more to public attention. Radium, whose existence as an independent element was finally demonstrated last year, presents about the greatest puzzle with which science has to deal.

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Historical Mysteries Season Two Unsolved Mysteries

The Marginalization of Radium (Ra): Part II

Estimated read time 4 min read

As we have seen, radium is a chemical element with symbol Ra, an atomic number 88 with an atomic mass of 226 u, and belongs to the family of alkaline […]

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Historical Mysteries Season Two Unsolved Mysteries

The Marginalization of Radium (Ra)

Estimated read time 5 min read

In 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie presented to the scientific world the discovery of two new chemical elements, polonium and radium. With their research, Pierre, in particular, found that radiation could kill diseased tissue cells. That is, he began the study of radiotherapy.