Monday, 18 August 2014

The first images of plutonium & neptunium compounds

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On the 10th Sept 1942, Cunningham & Werner isolated 2.77 micrograms of plutonium IV iodate. It was the first plutonium compound seen by man. In the next two photos, the tiny platinum spatula can be seen held in tweezers, with the yellow iodate visible under a microscope.

the platinum spatula being lifted from a porcelain dish

Magnified image of plutonium IV iodate

A microcone, the tiny test tubes used in micro-chemical operations. The boxed area is enlarged in the following microscope images.

Plutonium compound

Neptunium compound

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Unrelated to this post, below is an example of
eclectic science esoterica 

Sulphur dioxide cloud over the Indian Ocean
Eruption of Mount Merapi, Indonesia, November 4–8, 2010, as observed by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft

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