GIVEAWAY NFT: infrared night vision systems with Germanium - The Periodic Elements NFT

GIVEAWAY NFT: infrared night vision systems with Germanium - The Periodic Elements NFT

We have come to a new possibility of receiving a NFT of the collection dedicated to a new element as a gift. First a little theory and immediately after the giveaway modalities.

Germanium is the chemical element with atomic number 32 and its symbol is Ge. It is a shiny, hard, silvery-white semi-metal with a chemical behavior similar to that of tin; like it, it forms a large number of organometallic compounds. In the past it was widely used for the manufacture of transistors, thanks to its semiconductor properties.

Germanium has a shiny metallic appearance, has the same crystal structure as diamond, and is a semiconductor. In its pure state, germanium is crystalline, fragile and retains its luster when exposed to air at room temperature. Zone refinement techniques have allowed the creation of crystalline germanium for semiconductors with only one part of 10 million impurities.

In 1871 germanium was one of the elements whose existence Dmitry Mendeleev predicted; since the silicon analog box was empty in his periodic table, he predicted that a new element would be found which he provisionally named ekasilicon. The element in question was later discovered by Clemens Winkler in 1886. This discovery was an important confirmation of Mendeleev's idea of the periodicity of elements.

The development of the germanium transistor opened the door to many applications of solid state electronics: from 1950 until about 1970 the market for germanium for semiconductors grew steadily. During the seventies it was gradually replaced by silicon, whose performance as a semiconductor is superior even though it requires much purer crystals, which could not be easily manufactured in the early postwar years. Meanwhile the demand for germanium for optical fibers for communications networks, for infrared night vision systems and catalysts for polymerization reactions increased dramatically; these three uses accounted for 85% of world germanium consumption in 2000.

The giveaway

In this last period we are witnessing a growing number of articles on Publish0x that allow you to receive NFT as a gift. This makes us very happy because we are strong supporters that sharing is an important principle. In this giveaway, we want to copy something we've seen others do and absolutely loved it.

To participate in the giveaway you need to post a comment in this article with your WAX address and mention another Publish0x user. As an optional possibility, explain how to do it and why he should also participate in the giveaway.

The deadline to participate in the giveaway is set for February 2nd at 16:00 CEST.

This NFT has a max supply of 149 pieces: 20 will be given to the fastest and 50 will be assigned with an extraction to all those who enter a comment with the requirements described above (one user - one wallet).

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The Periodic Table NFT project

The Periodic Table NFT project aims to raise awareness of chemical elements in a modern key, basing the approach on blockchain and Non Fungible Token.
Day after day it will be possible to know the single elements that make up the table, to collect curiosities about each of them and about the table in general.
We are working to be able to learn, in a playful way, also what happens by combining the various elements.
The whole project is based on the collection of NFTs that can be bought on the site or by participating in simple giveaways published on publish0x.

Elements released

Molecule released

  • H2O - Water (max supply 37)
  • NaCl - Salt (max supply 64)
  • CaC2 - Calcium carbide (max supply 46)
  • KMnO4 - Potassium permanganate (max supply 57)

Celebrity released

  • Lavoisier (max supply 149)
  • Glauber (max supply 149)
  • Marggraf (max supply 149)

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Periodic Table Of Elements - NFT
Periodic Table Of Elements - NFT

The periodic table, also known as the periodic table of elements, is a tabular display of the chemical elements, which are arranged by atomic number, electron configuration, and recurring chemical properties. Each of us has a good memory of the school period. The periodic table of the elements was certainly a part of our journey. The time has come to retrace each element and collect the most exciting ones.

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