Bismuth Crystals

Bismuth (pronounced /ˈbɪzməθ/, BIZ-məth) is a chemical element that has the symbol Bi and atomic number 83. This trivalent poor metal chemically resembles arsenic and antimony. Bismuth is heavy and brittle; it has a silvery white color with a pink tinge owing to the surface oxide. Bismuth is the most naturally diamagnetic of all metals, and only mercury has a lower thermal conductivity. It is generally considered to be the last naturally occurring stable, non-radioactive element on the periodic table, although it is actually slightly radioactive, with an extremely long half-life.
Diamagnetism is the property of an object which causes it to create a magnetic field in opposition of an externally applied magnetic field, thus causing a repulsive effect.
"I'm getting one of these for my Mother. She's got everything, but not one of these"

Bismuth loves to form beautiful crystals.


3 comentarios:

champloo dijo...

Esto es fantástico, todos los colores del arcoiris, hermano!

buena onda

eyelesscorpse dijo...

I've got to haves me one of those. Pretty pyrex polly crystal yellow.

Rhodo dijo...

Isn´t that bismut radiation harmful?