The Instrumentation Center

Cobalt

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Contributors: Dr. Elizabeth Wise and the Chemistry Department of Lourdes University, Laurel Gibson

About the Display: The display features:

  • A glazed tile from Lourdes University, glazed with Cobalt (II) Carbonate. The pigment appears pink before being used as a glaze
  • A blue tile glazed with cobalt (II) carbonate
  • An image of a mural at Lourdes University featuring several blue glazed tiles similar to the one in the display
  • The back side of a pamphlet about Alverno Studios at Lourdes University where the tiles were created. The front side of the pamphlet can be seen in the chromium display box!

lourdes 1About the Contributors: Lourdes University is a Catholic and Franciscan university located in Sylvania, Ohio. All items in the Cobalt box were donated from the Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences (pictured).

Laurel Gibson lives in South Carolina, her granddaughter will hopefully join UT next year. Ms. Gibson has a very special donation for the Periodic Table honoring her late husband. Check back at the end of this year. 

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Symbol: Co

Atomic Number: 27

Atomic Mass: 58.933195 u

Electron Configuration: [Ar] 3d74s2

Year Discovered: 1735

Discovered By: Georg Brandt

Last Updated: 12/12/17