loading
3CommentsJoined October 20th, 2016

Tell us about yourself!

Complete Your Profile
  • Start an Element Collection - How to Find Samples in Everyday Places

    Congratulations on a labor of love! This was obviously a lot of work and I hope you're still actively adding to your collection. You list of easily acquirable elements is pretty complete. I would add that both niobium and titanium are easy to come by because they're used in jewelry. You can also pick up titanium screws at a bike shop for example.A few more more: you can pick up argon at a welder's supply store the same way you got your helium. And you can also pick up neodymium at Walmart in the toys section. Look for the little cube magnets. This is an alloy of 18% Nd, 82% Fe. Lastly, get a lighter. There's a little black button sitting behind the thumb gear that makes the spark. Pull it apart and you have an alloy that is 50% lanthanum, 45% cerium and 5% other metals from the lanthani...see more »Congratulations on a labor of love! This was obviously a lot of work and I hope you're still actively adding to your collection. You list of easily acquirable elements is pretty complete. I would add that both niobium and titanium are easy to come by because they're used in jewelry. You can also pick up titanium screws at a bike shop for example.A few more more: you can pick up argon at a welder's supply store the same way you got your helium. And you can also pick up neodymium at Walmart in the toys section. Look for the little cube magnets. This is an alloy of 18% Nd, 82% Fe. Lastly, get a lighter. There's a little black button sitting behind the thumb gear that makes the spark. Pull it apart and you have an alloy that is 50% lanthanum, 45% cerium and 5% other metals from the lanthanides row!You can get more info (or buy the elements outright) at http://luciteria.comHave fun!

    View Instructable »
  • How to Obtain and Extract Americium

    Damstadtium was named after.... wait for it... the German city of Darmstadt!You were thinking of Ruthenium :-)

    You can buy americium and many other elements on luciteria.com

    View Instructable »