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Helium: where on Earth?

4 December 2019 18:00-20:00, London, United Kingdom

Helium was first identified in the Sun, and then in gases emitted by volcanoes.  It is very unreactive, has a low atomic mass and the lowest boiling point of all the elements.  These properties make it critical for welding, weather forecasting, deep-sea diving, production of electronic devices, and airships  Without helium, hospital MRI scanners would not scan, and the Large Hadron Collider would not collide.  Without helium, party balloons would be a lot less fun.
Helium is too light to stay in the atmosphere so where does it come from and how is it made?  The world relies on helium, yet the helium business frequently goes from feast to famine then back again. Burgeoning demand, limited suppliers, shutdowns and politics all play a part.  Can we rely on its continued availability….?

Find out at this RSC Marketing Interest Group evening event.
The Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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RSC Marketing Interest Group
We arrange early evening talks with a general theme of "marketing chemistry", highlighting practical applications of chemicals and chemical services across the range of chemical disciplines, industry sectors and government activities. These talks are a great way of seeing what goes on in other parts of chemistry and what other chemists do for a living.  Our events include a cheese and wine social to allow time to catch-up with old friends, make new contacts, and share our passion for chemistry.  This is a general interest talk so the invitation has also been sent to local section members.  We also welcome 6th form and university students who want to find out more the business of chemistry.
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