RADIUM DISCOVERED ON THIS DAY IN 1898

Pierre And Marie Curie

Pierre and Marie Curie in their laboratory, where radium was discovered

Radium, in the form of radium chloride, was discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie
on December 26,1898. The couple extracted the radioactive compound from
uraninite. The handling of radium was blamed for Marie Curie’s death due to
aplastic anemia.   

pierre curie
A view of Pierre Curie extracting radium

 

curie book

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