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Radio

Chemical element with the atomic number 88, which is found in nature in the form of a white-silver mineral.

It has the property of emitting alpha, beta and gamma rays, and visible light and heat, transforming over time into several isotopes. This behavior of yours is due to radioactivity.

The radio was discovered in 1898 by the Curie spouses who separated it from Uranium minerals where it is present at a rate of 0.3 grams per ton. Thanks to its radioactive properties, radio has different uses in scientific research and astrophysics in particular.


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