Mason High School, Mason, Ohio, U.S.A.
Technetium: One of technetium's most practical applications lies within the field of nuclear medicine and biology, a trait I felt was important to portray through the appearance of the radioactive symbol. Equally important, is the danger it poses if inhaled in dust form, so I also included the graph of the human lungs. As the first element to be artificially produced, I included two smokestacks to symbolize the man made qualities of technetium. The light bulb and electrical outlet are used to represent its role as a superconductor. The map of Italy pays homage to its discoverers: Perrier and Segre in Italy in 1937. In order to capitalise on the modern, artificial nature of the element, I chose to use pen and ink as my medium
Created by Tyler Fewell. Teacher: Aimee Hansen, Mason High School, Mason, Ohio, U.S.A.
Number of isotopes:
98 (97.7092) amu
Silvery grey metallic±
* 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/