Today I am trying to work on my art for the upcoming elements art show
selected germanium because at first i misread it and thought it said
geranium… and then i was all ‘hello, germany!’ which i love of course…
but now i’m doing some research and its kind of a rock n roll element
so… not sure how that will play in to my final piece, i guess i’ll just
see where inspiration takes me!
I did read this blurb which is interesting:
was used extensively in electronic component production the 1950s and
’60s, but was abandoned in favor of silicon components, which boasted
superior performance, consistency, and value. Today no one cares about
rare and finicky germanium components except certain audio geeks —
especially the ones who play guitars.“
rare, finicky, and geek all in one sentence? yes i chose the right element for me.
also, apparently it has super healing powers (insert healthy skepticism here)
worn in a magnetic bracelet it has the power to (and i quote): increase
body immunity function adjust blood pressure,blood fat,blood sugar
and some physiological function cure cancer Anti-aging function
Resist cancerigenic factor Cure various disease and health care
also, Germanium can be used as an x-ray lens, because
even though it’s opaque to visible light, it transmits and can focus
Germanium was discovered in 1886 by Clemens Winkler who named it after his country, Germany.
And that is our science lesson today!