[ UK /ɹˈe‍ɪdi‍əm/ ]
[ US /ˈɹeɪdiəm/ ]
  1. an intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores
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How To Use radium In A Sentence

  • Each radium atom is decaying into four more alpha-emitting radionuclides, creating in all 12,500 particles.
  • Crookes, a toy called the spinthariscope, on which radium particles impinge upon sulphide of zinc and make it luminous, induced him to associate the two sets of phenomena. The World Set Free
  • As a result of this decomposition very minute bodies, to which the name corpuscles has been given, are projected from the radium atom with exceedingly great velocity. An Elementary Study of Chemistry
  • The assumption is that a radio-active substance, like uranium, "decays," or passes into many other substances, of which radium is one, finally producing lead in 1,000,000,000 years or more. The Evolution of Man Scientifically Disproved In 50 Arguments
  • The radium custodian is mentioned in the title story, which is set in in the A BookBrowse exclusive interview in which Karen Rigby chats with poet Alice Fulton about her first collection of short stories, The Nightingales of Troy.
  • Screws or bolts used to fix lighting fixtures should be no less than 2 pieces. When insulated radium is less than 75mm, lighting fixture should be fixed by one screw or bolt.
  • The ability of radioactive substances such as radium to radiate energy, apparently spontaneously and continuously, appeared to contradict the law of the conservation of energy.
  • The market price of radium is at present 70 dollars for 1 mg, but I am sure that our academy would be willing to accept a lower price. 142 Trafficking Materials and Gendered Experimental Practices: Radium Research in Early 20th Century Vienna
  • The University of Southampton used mass spectrometry to probe samples for plutonium, radium and caesium.
  • Taking the atomic weight of uranium as 238.5, the atomic weight of ionium should be 230.5, of radium 226.5, of the emanation 222.5, and so on. Ernest Rutherford - Nobel Lecture
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