Osmium

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Osmium

Osmium is a transition metal with an atomic number 76 and is a very rare element. It is found in nature in alloy with platinum. Metallic Osmium is extremely dense, white-blue, fragile and shiny. Its tetroxide is used for fingerprinting recognition While in alloy with platinum and iridium it is used to obtain very hard alloys . It is used to make electrical contacts, pen nibs , watch gears and in other applications where it is needed extreme hardness and resistance to wear. To represent osmium you can see clock gears (in my wrist watch) and in the background you can see the internal structure of an old typewriter.

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