Science Tuition Presents Irène Joliot-Curie

21 Sep Science Tuition Presents Irène Joliot-Curie

Bonjour and welcome back to your Science Tuition. We are back again for our chemistry admirers to feed them with more chemistry lessons.

In this Science Tuition lesson, we are going to explore and learn more about our famous chemist Irène Joliot-Curie.

Irène was born on 12 September 1897 and was a French scientist as well a Nobel Laureate in physics and chemistry. She is the daughter of Marie Curie and Pierre Curie, and her husband was Frédéric Joliot-Curie. She even worked with her mother to provide mobile x-ray units during the World War I. She is popular in the chemistry world for her invention of the synthesis of new radioactive elements. She and her husband bombarded a thin piece of aluminum with alpha particles and discovered that the radiation from the aluminum continued even after the source of radiation was removed. That is when for the first in the history a radioactive element was created artificially.

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