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Date: 2000-2001


Question:
With all of these new elements being discovered, there might be some with interesting colors or properties. Do you think that it is possible for one of these new metallic chemical elements to be green, red, or blue instead of silver?


Replies:
Actually very few new "elements" are being discovered. I think you may be referring to metallic alloys. These are metal compounds consisting of a mixture of two or more elements. These can be in many colors... But I agree with you that it seems that most metals and metal alloys have gray/dark colors. Perhaps someone else will address this question.

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Dr. Ali Khounsary
Advanced Photon Source
Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, IL 60439



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