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Pronunciation: [ɹˈe͡ɪdi͡əm] (IPA)

Radium is a radioactive chemical element with atomic number 88. It was first discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie. Some synonyms for radium include the terms atomic number 88, Ra, and radioactive element. Radium is often found in ores and minerals such as pitchblende. It has been widely used in various applications, including medicine, science, and industry. However, due to its highly radioactive nature, it is also considered a hazardous and dangerous substance. Some additional terms that are often associated with radium include gamma rays, toxicity, radioactive decay, and nuclear reactors. Despite its danger, radium has played an important role in modern science and technology.

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Usage examples for Radium

The Revelations of radium.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
John Gerard
The next minute he would be seeing things, and then getting messages, and then looking through mountains with radium.
"Shadow Mountain"
Dane Coolidge
He was, Kenniston had learned, an already important official in the Loring radium company.
"The World with a Thousand Moons"
Edmond Hamilton

Famous quotes with Radium

  • We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium a benefit for humanity.
    Marie Curie
  • Through and through the world is infested with quantity. To talk sense is to talk quantities, It is no use saying the nation is large- how large? It is no use s aying that radium is scarce- how scarce? You can not evade quantity. You may fly to poetry and music and quantity and number will face you in your rhythms and your octaves.
    Alfred North Whitehead
  • Studied in the dry light of conservative Christian anarchy, Russia became luminous like the salt of radium; but with a negative luminosity as though she were a substance whose energies had been sucked out — an inert residuum — with movement of pure inertia. From the car window one seemed to float past undulations of nomad life — herders deserted by their leaders and herds — wandering waves stopped in their wanderings — waiting for their winds or warriors to return and lead them westward; tribes that had camped, like Khirgis, for the season, and had lost the means of motion without acquiring the habit of permanence. They waited and suffered. As they stood they were out of place, and could never have been normal. Their country acted as a sink of energy like the Caspian Sea, and its surface kept the uniformity of ice and snow. One Russian peasant kissing an ikon on a saint's day, in the Kremlin, served for a hundred million. The student had no need to study Wallace, or re-read Tolstoy or Tourguenieff or Dostoiewski to refresh his memory of the most poignant analysis of human inertia ever put in words; Gorky was more than enough: Kropotkine answered every purpose.
    Henry Adams
  • This mental inertia of science lasted through the eighties before showing signs of breaking up; and nothing short of radium fairly wakened men to the fact, long since evident, that force was inexhaustible.
    Henry Adams
  • Rutherford's discovery was the beginning of the science that came to be called nuclear physics. ... The projectiles that he used to explore the nucleus were particles produced in the disintegration of radium ... discovered by Marie Curie in 1898. The particles are helium nuclei that are emitted at high speed when radium atoms decay ... The twenty years between 1909 and 1929 were the era of tabletop nuclear physics. ... Small and simple experiments were sufficient to establish the basic laws of nuclear physics.
    Freeman Dyson

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