20 Interesting Facts About Beryllium?
Beryllium was discovered in 1798 by the French Chemist Louis Nicolas Vauquelin.
Beryllium Development programe was started in India in 1977.
Wöhler was the Chemist who first proposed the name “Beryllium” for the new element.
In the 1940s, Beryllium found use during World War II in Marine Diesel Engines, Parachute buckles, and High Precision Aircraft gyroscopic navigation and Targeting Instruments.
In 1969, the Spor Mountain, Utah, Bertrandite mine opened in the United States, leading directly to U.S. dominance of beryllium production.
In the 1990s, Nickel Beryllium alloys enabled the first inertial airbag crash sensor systems to be deployed in automobiles, paving the way for this life-saving technology to become standard equipment in vehicles worldwide.
Beryllium manufactured from recycled sources requires only 20% of the energy as that of beryllium manufactured from primary sources.
The Mirrors of the Spitzer Space Telescope and The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) are made of beryllium.
Beryllium oxide ceramics are used in a wide range of applications, including missile guidance systems, radar applications, and cell phone transmitters, and they are critical to medical technologies, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, medical lasers, and portable defibrillators.