|Origin of Name
||After the Poland, the native country
of Marie Curie
|Date and Place of Discovery
||In 1898 in France
Marie Sklodowska Curie and
- It was the first element to be
discovered by its radioactivity.
- It is rare and it and its
compounds are very radioactive.
- It is similar to
- It occurs in uranium ores.
- In the future it might be used
to heat spacecraft.
- When mixed
with beryllium, it can be a
of static charges in textile mills