Presentation on theme: "“The best thing since Bubble Gum. It’s… INDIUM!”"— Presentation transcript:
1 “The best thing since Bubble Gum. It’s… INDIUM!”
2 An accidental discovery, with extraordinary benefits! Ferdinand ReichHieronymus Theodor RichterThe year to thank!Theodor RichterFerdinand Reich
3 Got a cracked Television screen, for some strange reason? INDIUM HAS GOT YOU COVERED!Indium oxide + Tin oxide = Amazing LCD screensNot only can you use it to make a new television screen…You can coat your phone screen, computer screen, even your aircraft windshields
4 Need a quick Hair Check?CREATE YOUR OWN PERSONAL MIRROR WITH INDIUM!!!Just as reflective as Silver, but doesn’t tarnish as quickly!Thanks to Indium… you’re lookin good!
5 ITS ISOTOPES WILL GIVE YOU HOPE! Medically Beneficial!Radioactive isotopes that trace harmful medical conditionsIndium-111 used to search for tumors, internal bleeding, infectionsIndium-113 examines the liver, spleen, brain, pulmonary system, and circulatory system
6 INDIUM SAVES ENERGY! Indium saves ENERGY and the ENVIRONMENT Indium is found in solar panelsCollect energy from plastic solar cells
7 INDIUM… THE ELEMENT OF THE FUTURE And I see it in YOUR future INDIUM… THE ELEMENT OF THE FUTURE And I see it in YOUR future! Buy it NOW!
8 By: Carla Mendoza Marrero Honors Chemistry ½ IndiumBy: Carla Mendoza MarreroHonors Chemistry ½
9 History of IndiumFerdinand Reich and Hieronymus Theodor Richter (1863)Indigo blue line found in zinc ore spectrumIndium named after indigo
11 More properties! Phase at Room Temperature: Solid Element Classification: MetalPeriod #: 5Group #: 13Softer than leadRemains soft and easy to work with at very low temperaturesTemperatures near absolute zero (-273 degrees Celsius)
12 Indium’s natural creation Goes through S-process in low mass starsSlow-neutron-capture processTakes THOUSANDS of years!Cadmium needed to capture neutronsUndergo Beta decay
13 Where is Indium found? Earth’s crust Slightly more abundant than silverRelatively rareZinc ores
14 Hazards! Exposure through: inhalation, ingestion, skin or eye contact Very poisonous when injected into skinIrritation of eyes, skin and respiratory systemPossible liver, kidney, heart, blood defectsPulmonary edema (fluid build up in lung air sacks)
15 What is indium used for? Primary use: Making Alloys Sometimes added to gold and platinum to make them harderUsed in electronic devices and dental materialsUsed with germanium to make transistors (found in computers in cell phones)
16 What is Indium used for? Coats bearings in aircraft engines Makes thin films for LCD displaysIndium Gallium Arsenide (solar cells)Mirrors
17 citationsNIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Indium. Chemistry Explained. C-K/Indium.htmlIt’s Elemental: The Periodic Table of Elements. Jefferson Lab. tmlIndium. Wikipedia.