Thorium

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Part of the Topics in Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering book series (TMMME)

Abstract

The discovery of thorium (Th) is attributed to Berzelius in 1828. The name thorium was derived from Thor, Scandinavian god of war. Interest in the metal and its oxide lagged until about 1884.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Technology and EngineeringThe Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaVadodaraIndia

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