Traveling with the Atom

Allegheny College

Compiled by Glen E. Rodgers
Jennifer Sexton
 

Atomic Structure of Indium
Ferdinand Reich
German Chemist
(1799-1882)
Hieronymus Theodor Richter, Reich's assistant. 

 
Found Indium (In)
Ferdinand Reich along with Theodore Richter discovered the element Indium, which was named after its bright indigo line in its atomic spectrum. They later isolated indiumís metal. After Indium was found it was spectroscopically identified as a minor component in zinc ores. Until the year 1924, a gram or so of indium constituted the world's supply of this element in isolated form. This element is about as abundant as silver. 

 
Web Sources of Biographical Information
Elements Named for color
Element Indium
Elementymology, Places where elements were discovered

Some Web Sources on the History of Atomic Scientists:
The History of Chemistry 1992 Woodrow Wilson Summer Institute
Selected Classic Papers from the History of Chemistry
Classic Papers from the History of Chemistry (and Some Physics too)
Classic Chemistry compiled by Carmen Giunta
History of Science website by Charlesworth
Center for the History of Physics
Echo Exploring & Collecting History Online
Atom: The Incredible World: The History of Atomistics
Nobel Prize WebPage
Biographies of Famous Chemists, University of Liverpool
University of Pennsylvania Biographies
Chemistry: A History
Famous Scientists greatly who contributed to "electro" science: electricity, electromagnetism,
electrical technology, electronics, electrical telegraphy, radio, electrochemistry, electromedicine, etc.
Elements and Atoms: Case Studies in the Development of Chemistry


Selected Biographical Books, Sections of Books, and Articles
Full biographical information on Sacks' book Uncle Tungsten NA
Full biographical information on Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology NA
Amazon.com home page
Barnes and Noble home page


Some Scientific/Historical Traveling Sites
Description of Site #1 Address &/or Directions to Site #1
Description of Site #2 Address &/or Directions to Site #2
Description of Site #3 Address &/or Directions to Site #3
Find a Grave Website
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Connect links to site descriptions if available.
Sites include birthplaces, homes, labs, museums, statues, graves.
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* see following Rodgers link to scientific/historical sites for further information.
(1) Taken from The Scientific Traveler, Charles Tanford and Jacqueline, John Wiley & Sons, NY (1992).
(2) Taken from A Travel Guide to Scientific Sites of the British Isles, Charles Tanford and Jacqueline Reynolds, John Wiley & Sons, NY (1995).
(3) Taken from Guide of Eurpoean Museums with collections on History of Chemistry, compiled by Jan W. van Spronsen, Federation of European Societies, Antwerp (1996)



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