Thursday, October 22, 2009

Update on Fermium

Here is some monogram iterations for my element Fermium. I used three different fonts. The first two example are Trajan Pro.

This is Helvetica Bold:
And this is Bernhard Modern:

I'm not sure which ones I'm favoring as of now. There are things I enjoy about each of these iterations of my logo for Fermium.

We also have to find some images to show represent our element. Since Enrico Fermi discover Fermium I decided to show some images of him, and of course a mushroom cloud from a hydrogen bomb explosion, due to where the fermium comes from, which is the debris of a hydrogen bomb explosion. I'm not sure about how I want to go about making a title for my element. There's not a lot of information about Fermium due to how it exists, and how recently it was discovered (1952). But some ideas I do have are something like....

"Radioactive Fermium"
"Fermi and Fermium"
"CAUTION: Fermium"

They definitely need some work............................

Here are my two paragraphs, and properties list about Fermium.

Paragraph #1

Fermium is a useless element, unless you’re considering blowing up something with a hydrogen bomb. The first discovery of Fermium was in 1952, first by Enrico Fermi, hence the name, and then by a team of scientists under the study of a man by the name of Ghiorso. They found this element in the debris of the first hydrogen bomb explosion. The atomic number for Fermium is 100, which any number above 92 means that it is highly radioactive. A good thing about this element is that there is no proof that it exists naturally. It has to be man made in order to do harm, so there is no initial health hazard.

Paragraph #2

The element Fermium is an element found only in a hydrogen bomb. Which was discovered in the 1950s, after the first hydrogen bomb explosion. Scientists discovered the element within the debris of the explosion, and realized how dangerous it was. Fermium is a very radioactive element, it is known that small amounts have ever been produced, or isolated. It is also said that there are no known uses for this actinoid, which means it’s radioactive. The process that Fermium takes is that it hits another element that is not radioactive and increases the size and weight of its nucleus, but doesn’t increase the number of protons. Then it starts the process of radioactive decay. Fermium is a synthetic element, which means it is too unstable to be found naturally on earth, it has to be produced and developed by a certain process.

Atomic number: 100
Atomic weight: 257
Melting point- 1,527
Discovered by: Enrico Fermi
Appearance: Unknown, probably silvery, white or metallic gray
Element Classification: Actinide
Phase: Solid

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