|Origin of Name
||From the indigo color found in its spectrum
|Date and Place of Discovery
||In 1863 in Germany
||Ferdinand Reich and
Hieronymous Theodor Richter
- It was discovered when Reich and Richter were looking for traces of thallium in
- It is malleable, soft and easily fusible.
- Its most common isotope is slightly radioactive, but it is non-toxic.
- It has a bright luster.
- It is as abundant as silver but is much easier to harvest since it usually is found in
zinc, iron, lead and copper ores.
- High speed bearings
- Low melting allows
- Light filter in vapor lamps
- Nuclear control rods