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  It's Elemental - The Element Indium
Indium is about as abundant as silver but is much easier to recover since it typically occurs along with zinc, iron, lead and copper ores.
Indium is used to coat the bearings of high speed motors since it allows for the even distribution of lubricating oil.
Indium can be used to make mirrors that are as reflective as silver mirrors but do not tarnish as quickly.
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Indium phosphide was nominated for study because of its widespread use in the microelectronics industry, the potential for worker exposure, and the absence of chronic toxicity data.
Exposure to indium phosphide also caused inflammation of the arteries of the heart, primarily the coronary arteries and the proximal aorta, and to a lesser extent the lung-associated lymph nodes in males and in females.
Exposure to indium phosphide by inhalation resulted in nonneoplastic lesions in the lung of male and female rats and mice, the adrenal medulla of female rats, and the liver and heart of male and female mice.
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  Indium (In) - Chemical properties, Health and Environmental effects
Indium is used in low-melting fusible alloys and as a protective plate for bearings and other metal surfaces.
Specimens of uncombined indium metal have been found in a region of Russia and an indium mineral, indite, has been found in Siberia, but it is rare.
Indium compounds damage the heart, kidney, and liver, and may be teratogenic.
www.lenntech.com /Periodic-chart-elements/In-en.htm   (382 words)

  Indium - LoveToKnow 1911
INDIUM (symbol In, atomic weight 114.8), a metallic chemical element, included in the sub-group of the periodic classification of the elements containing aluminium, gallium and thallium.
The precipitated indium hydroxide is converted into a basic sulphite by boiling with excess of sodium bisulphite, and then into the normal sulphite by dissolving in hot sulphurous acid.
Indium salts can be recognized by the dark blue colour they give in the flame of the Bunsen burner; and by the white beads of metal and the yellow incrustation formed when heated on charcoal with sodium carbonate.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Indium   (379 words)

  indium — FactMonster.com
Indium phosphide, arsenide, and antimonide are semiconductor materials used in photocells, thermistors, and rectifiers.
Indium is found in very low concentrations in many ores and minerals; it was first found in zinc blende and is produced commercially as a byproduct of the smelting of zinc.
Indium was discovered in 1863 by Ferdinand Reich and H. Richter, using spectroscopic analysis; it was named for a brilliant indigo line in its spectrum.
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Indium was discovered by Reich and Richter in 1863 and was named after the brilliant indigo line which it displays in its atomic spectrum.
Indium is most often found with zinc minerals and is never found as a free element.
It is isolated by the electrolysis of indium slats in water.
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 WebElements Periodic Table of the Elements | Indium | Essential information
Small and large samples of indium wire like this, as well as foil, and sheet, can be purchased from Advent Research Materials via their web catalogue.
Indium is a byproduct of the formation of lead and zinc.
Indium metal is isolated by the electrolysis of indium salts in water.
www.webelements.com /indium   (395 words)

 Indium mineral supplement from WaterOz
Indium is a rare trace (or micro-) mineral believed to support several hormonal systems in the body and may elevate immune activity and reduce the severity and duration of a plethora of human conditions.
Indium is not found in food or water; in fact, although it is not ordinarily found in the human body at all after approximately 25-30 years of age, most people experience beneficial results immediately.
Long term benefits of indium include (but are not limited to) a gradual correction of many chronic illnesses such as: ADD, improved blood pressure, stress-related problems, healthier body weight, autism, and a reversal of visible signs of aging.
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 INDIUM: For Hormone Balance, Aging
Indium’s most important function is normalization of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, releasing a cascade of over 30 beneficial hormones.
Indium has been shown to have age-related benefits, including improving memory, increasing libido, keeping weight stable and regulating blood sugar levels.
Indium bioactivates the mineral groups used in human nutrition, enhancing body/mind performance, immunity and longevity, with anti-cancer properties.
www.essense-of-life.com /moreinfo/minerals/indium.htm   (760 words)

 Mineral Information Institute - INDIUM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indium has the unusual physical property that when it is bent (that is, when it is stressed) it creates a sound similar in pitch to a scream.
Indium is retrieved as a by-product of zinc ores, specifically from the mineral sphalerite, where its abundance can be as high as almost 900 parts per million (ppm) or as low as 1 ppm.
Indium, as indium phosphide, is used to make photovoltaic devices (devices that transform light energy into electricity), semi-conductors, high-speed transistors, specialized solders and metal alloys.
www.mii.org /Minerals/photoindium.html   (500 words)

  Indium - The Periodic Table of the Elements - Formation Inc. - The Information Corporation
Indium is a relatively heavy and non-toxic, Group III technical metal, with a Low Melting Point and excellent Electrical Properties, which make it useful for a variety of soldering and sealing alloys.
Indium belongs to a group of "Crystalline Metals", which run along the metallic side of the diagonal metalloid band in the Periodic Table of the Elements, and are denoted by the color "Aqua".
Indium is also a component of III/V semiconductor substrates, such as Indium Nitride, Indium Phosphide and Indium Arsenide, which are widely used in laser diodes and integrated circuits.
www.lifeform.org /elements/indium.htm   (164 words)

 Indium Corporation » Indium Metal
Indium Corporation is a three-time recipient of the Frost and Sullivan Marketing Excellence Award for Customer Service and Product Innovation. We bring this energy and expertise to our extraction, refining, purification, and fabrication of indium metal products.
Indium was first discovered in Germany in 1863 and was added to the Periodic Table as the 49 th element.
Indium, when added to a solder alloy, provides ductility which can enable the materials to expand and contract at their individual rates while absorbing the CTE difference of the other material, all without cracking the bond.
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 Indium Energy
Indium is a soft silvery-metal that does not dissolve in water until compounded by laboratory personnel.
Indium is close to being the tenth most scarce of all available elements on the Periodic Table of Elements.
Both Indium-XL (Indium Sulfate Anhyhdrous liquid) and Indium-Energy (Indium Sulfate tablet) are regarded as safe and have not demonstrated any toxic effect to persons or animals using several thousand times the recommended dosage.
www.health-n-energy.com /Indium-Energy.htm   (880 words)

 indium - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Indium, symbol In, soft, malleable, silvery-white metallic element.
The atomic number of indium is 49; the element is in group 13 (or IIIa) of the...
In contrast, impurity elements such as gallium and indium have only three valence electrons, lacking one to complete the interatomic-bond structure...
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Indium is definitely one of those trace minerals, which like vanadium, exerts pharmacological effect on the body.
Indium affects thyroid because the proper functioning of this gland depends on the right balance of iron, zinc and copper.
Indium is very safe so there is no need to worry about dangers typically associated with overdosing on other trace minerals.
www.indiumforlife.com /indium.htm   (699 words)

 Goodfellow - Indium
Indium has a large cross-section for slow neutrons and is, therefore, readily activated.
Indium is used in the forms of InAs and InSb within the semiconductor industry in thermistors and transistors.
Indium is also widely used in the manufacture of "fusible" materials, a range of alloys which have low melting points and can be used as thermal fuses and solders.
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For example, when indium was added to the diet of study participants, researchers found that copper - needed for hormone synthesis and the manufacture of collagen (the "glue" that holds connective tissue together) - absorption was increased by an average of 161 per cent.
In 2000 a double-blind study using indium was undertaken at the TCM Academy in Bad Ischl, Austria in collaboration with the Austrian Morbus Alzheimer Society.
After 30 days those taking indium showed an overall improvement in stamina and short-term memory by an average of 37 per cent compared to an 8 per cent improvement in the non-indium group.
www.thehealthierlife.co.uk /article/2982/indium.html   (932 words)

The first discovery of indium was by two German men by the names of Ferdinand Reich and Hieronymus Theodor Richter in 1863.
Indium is in the Boron and Aluminum family.
The most interesting fact about indium that I found was, it costs only $1 to $6 per gram depending on quantity and purity.
www.cheney268.com /MSScience/Schroeder/Periodic/in.htm   (239 words)

 EETimes.com - Nascent indium phosphide industry faces rough road
The technologists who have been working on indium phosphide during the past 25 years are about to see some satisfaction: InP-based components are coming to the market this year for fiber communications, test and measurement, and wireless equipment.
Though analysts predict that indium phosphide-based products will become a billion-dollar business over the next decade, indium phosphide's transition from the research labs to the market place comes during a telecom business environment that would try the patience of Job.
The true advantage of indium phosphide is in the front end, so we'd like to integrate the parts that handle the input from the optical signal and then connect to CMOS parts" that handle the demultiplexed 2.5 -Gbit/s electronic signals.
www.eetimes.com /reshaping/indium/OEG20020911S0048   (4224 words)

 Indium Energy
Indium is a fascinating element for several reasons.
As the conductor of various studies on Indium, Dr. Schroeder (the scientist best known for inventing the means to take lead out of gasoline) found that possibly the most important function of Indium is to normalize the hypothalamus and pituitary gland in the brain.
Indium may strongly elevate immune activity and reduce the severity and duration of a myriad of human conditions."
www.naturalhealthconsult.com /Monographs/IndiumEnergy.html   (368 words)

 Indium seals and preforms - AIM Specialty Materials
Indium, a malleable, semi-precious silvery metal, can be utilized to seal unsolderable surfaces in cryogenic applications, vacuum pumps, and in heat-sensitive areas.
Because indium quickly forms an oxide at its surface, it is necessary to break this oxide film in order to obtain a chemical bond between indium and another surface without soldering.
The thickness of the indium may range from less than 0.2mm to 1-2 mm, depending upon the area of the surfaces to be joined and the compressive force on the seal.
www.aimspecialty.com /indium-seals.html   (579 words)

 PRESS RELEASE General Minerals Corporation Identifies Anomalous Indium and Gallium Zones at the Malku Khota Silver ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The leach tests for indium and gallium are currently being set up to determine whether indium and gallium can be leached and, if so, whether saleable indium and gallium products can be produced rather than recovering those metals in traditional flotation concentrates.
The two areas at Malku Khota that are high in indium are the southern part of the Limosna zone represented by drill hole LMD001 and the central Malku Khota zone represented by drill hole MKD001.
Indium and gallium were analyzed by mass spectrometry (ME-MS61) at the ALS CHEMEX laboratories in Vancouver, BC.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=164436   (894 words)

 Indium | World of Scientific Discovery
Indium is a metal element denoted by the atomic symbol In.
Indium does not occur in an elemental state in nature, but its sulfide is a common impurity in ores of zinc and lead.
Indium is used in making alloys, one of which—with gallium—is liquid at room temperature.
www.bookrags.com /research/indium-wsd   (513 words)

 Solder and Solder Paste by Indium Corporation
Indium Corporation and 34 additional PQS award winners will be honored at a celebration in Burlingame, California on March 18.
The Indium Corporation is the world’s premiere supplier of indium metal.
Rick and William are shown accepting the EM Asia Award for Innovation for Indium’s NF260 No-Flow Underfill. This was the third award for this product. NF260 previously won the Global Technology Award at Productronica in November 2005 and the Vision Award at APEX in February 2006, also featured on the cover.
www.indium.com   (828 words)

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