Bishop Smith Catholic High School, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
Samarium: The background of the tile is made up of the French and Russian flags. The French flag is in honour of the French chemist Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, who discovered the element in 1879. The element was named after the mineral from which it was isolated, samarskite, which in turn had been named after the Russian military engineer Vasili Samarsky-Bykhovets. In the middle of the tile is the "Samurai" warrior, which reminded the students of our mascot at Bishop Smith Catholic High School, the Crusader.
Original artwork by Brady Smith and Brady Durocher, Teacher: Leanne Egan, Bishop Smith Catholic High School, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
Number of isotopes:
* 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/