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Curium     

Curium

Atomic Weight 247[note]
Density 13.51 g/cm3
Melting Point 1345 °C
Boiling Point 3110 °C
Full technical data

Curium is named after Marie and Pierre Curie, who discovered radium and polonium, but not curium. It has some specialized applications in research, but is not generally available outside a few institutions.

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The Elements book Mad Science book Periodic Table Poster  Click here to buy a book, photographic periodic table poster, card deck, or 3D print based on the images you see here!
Curium Marie Curie commemorative medal

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Marie Curie commemorative medal.
A brass or copper commemorative medal issued in 1967 to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of Marie Curie, who discovered radium, and after whom curium is named.
Source: eBay seller mrherola
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 23 December, 2007
Text Updated: 23 December, 2007
Price: $40
Size: 2.75"
Purity: 0%
Curium Poster sample

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Poster sample.
This photograph of Marie Curie appears in my Photographic Periodic Table Poster representing curium, which is named after her. This highly unstable element can't reasonably be photographed, and a picture of its namesake seemed like a reasonable alternative. The sample photograph includes text exactly as it appears in the poster, which you are encouraged to buy a copy of.
Periodic Table Poster
This photo is Copyright (c) The Nobel Foundation, used with permission.
Source: Max Whitby of RGB
Contributor: Max Whitby of RGB
Acquired: 15 April, 2006
Text Updated: 4 May, 2007
Price: Donated
Size: 6"
Purity: 0%
Curium Sample from the Everest Set

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Sample from the Everest Set.
Up until the early 1990's a company in Russia sold a periodic table collection with element samples. At some point their American distributor sold off the remaining stock to a man who is now selling them on eBay. The samples (except gases) weigh about 0.25 grams each, and the whole set comes in a very nice wooden box with a printed periodic table in the lid.

Radioactive elements like this one are represented in this particular set by a non-radioactive dummy powder, which doesn't look anything like the real element. (In this case a sample of the pure element isn't really practical anyway.)

To learn more about the set you can visit my page about element collecting for a general description and information about how to buy one, or you can see photographs of all the samples from the set displayed on my website in a periodic table layout or with bigger pictures in numerical order.

Source: Rob Accurso
Contributor: Rob Accurso
Acquired: 7 February, 2003
Text Updated: 29 January, 2009
Price: Donated
Size: 0.2"
Purity: 0%
Curium Photo Card Deck of the Elements

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Photo Card Deck of the Elements.
In late 2006 I published a photo periodic table and it's been selling well enough to encourage me to make new products. This one is a particularly neat one: A complete card deck of the elements with one big five-inch (12.7cm) square card for every element. If you like this site and all the pictures on it, you'll love this card deck. And of course if you're wondering what pays for all the pictures and the internet bandwidth to let you look at them, the answer is people buying my posters and cards decks. Hint hint.
Source: Theodore Gray
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 19 November, 2008
Text Updated: 21 November, 2008
Price: $35
Size: 5"
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The Elements book Mad Science book Periodic Table Poster  Click here to buy a book, photographic periodic table poster, card deck, or 3D print based on the images you see here!