The Heritage Periodic Table
Introducing the world's first and only miniature Periodic Table with the actual elements in it! Over the last year, we have successfully collected each and every stable element. After considerable R&D, we have finally developed a method of embedding each element in acrylic and we have to say, the result is awesome!
The Heritage Periodic Table pretty much speaks for itself. The collection looks great on a desk, in your hands, and anywhere else it can be displayed.
The Specs and Details
The Heritage Periodic Table measures approximately 4.5" x 6" x 1" (114mm x 152.4mm x 25.4mm). The collection contains 83 individual element samples. Due to its rarity and radioactivity, Technetium was excluded from the collection as was Promethium. Except for Uranium and Thorium, elements 84 (Polonium) through 118 (Oganesson) were also excluded (for obvious reasons).
Although several elements within the Periodic Table are dangerous, the collection is safe to handle and store.
In order to produce the correct sizes for the Periodic Table, the elements are broken, cut, machined, melted, or smashed with a hammer. The size of the element samples is typically no larger than 5mm in any direction.
The Periodic Table contains pure bubbles of the gaseous elements (Xenon, Krypton, Argon, Neon, Helium, Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Hydrogen).
A Few of the Elements
We tried to source some awesome specimens while collecting the elements. Pictured above is the sample of silicon included in the Periodic Tables. The specimen is a silicon wafer with microcircuits (dies) manufactured into the surface. Wafer semiconductor material is notoriously pure (except for a small amount of dopant atoms). We thought it would be awesome to see a finished silicon IC in the Periodic Table, so here it is.
Bismuth is a rather dense metal that forms fascinating crystals when it is melted and allowed to solidify under the right conditions. Although bismuth is a heavy element (number 83) and falls next to radioactive elements, the metal is considered the last stable element in the periodic table. That said, it was discovered in 2003 that bismuth is ever so slightly radioactive (its half-life is incredibly long though).
Cobalt is one of a select few elements that interact with magnetic fields. This metal finds use in batteries, permanent magnets, pigments, alloys, and many other applications. Interestingly, compounds of cobalt are necessary in metabolic processes in animals. Like many other metals, however, soluble salts of cobalt are considered poisonous.
Vanadium is one of the most underrated elements in the entire periodic table. Not only is the crystal structure of this metal amazing, the element is used in extremely important applications. Small amounts of vanadium mixed with steel will greatly increase the strength of the alloy. High-speed steel - a tool steel used in machining applications - contains between 1-5% of vanadium.
Where You Come In
We already have all of the elements we need to create the Periodic Tables. In order to have the tables created professionally, we need a substantial amount of capital. We brought this project to Kickstarter to share the idea with the world, raise the necessary capital, and hopefully get some feedback in the process.
We have had tremendous support from the Kickstarter community for our previous projects and we feel rather fortunate to be able to bring our ideas to life. Right now, the Periodic Table is in the prototype phase. Our goal is to make this a lasting product that is featured anywhere and everywhere. If this is something that you find interesting, we would love for you to share it!
Thank you so much for the support!
Risks and challenges
Each element has unique chemical properties. As such, the main risk with this project will be safely and efficiently embedding every element in acrylic. We are fortunate to have a team with years of experience in product design and manufacturing. Should any issues arise with the manufacturing/fulfillment, we will be fully transparent with our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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