Pueblo West High School, Pueblo West, Colorado, U.S.A.
Mendelevium: Our tile represents Mendelevium. The element was named in honor of Dimitri Mendeleev who is given credit for creating the first periodic table. Mendelevium is a synthetic element and is symbolized by the hands that are holding his picture. It is created by bombarding the element Einsteinium with alpha particles. This process is represented by the helium balloons - alpha particles being a helium nucleus - with the picture of Einstein inside.
Original artwork created by Amber Hunt, Pueblo West High School, Pueblo West, Colorado U.S.A.
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* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011
** Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/