The Elements by Theodore Gray

The Elements by Theodore Gray

Author:Theodore Gray [Gray, Theodore]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Published: 2014-04-05T04:00:00+00:00

The cesium in this ampoule melts if you hold it in your hand for a minute, yielding the prettiest gold liquid. If the ampoule were to break in your hand, the resulting fire would be extremely unpleasant.

A cesium getter—when activated by heat, it would clear the last traces of oxygen and water from a vacuum chamber.

Vacuum chamber at the base of the cesium fountain clock at the National Physical Laboratory in England.

Ultra-miniaturized cesium atomic clock created by NIST.

Powdered cesium formate used in oil-well drilling.


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