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The Visual Elements symbol for holmium

Holmium

6 March 2014 Premium contentElements

When it comes to powerful magnets, nothing beats holmium. John Emsley investigates

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Aluminium

7 January 2014  Elements

John Emsley looks at the element that’s so useful, so abundant, but so difficult to extract

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Manganese

6 November 2013 Premium contentElements

John Emsley looks at the element that has been essential to humanity since before the stone age

Phosphorus

2 September 2013  Elements

John Emsley looks at the element that's the devil in disguise


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