Origin of osmium
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Historical Examples of osmium
But the osmium and uranium alloyed with it are something else.The Planet Strappers
Raymond Zinke Gallun
The osmium filament appeared in 1905 and its invention is due to Welsbach, who had produced the marvelous gas-mantle.
Owing to its extreme brittleness, osmium was finely divided and made into a paste of organic material.
The telephone relay consists of a microphone C, Fig. 25, formed of the two pieces of osmium iridium alloy.Wireless Transmission of Photographs
Marcus J. Martin
An alloy of iridium and osmium (artificial or native) has been employed for tipping the nibs of gold pens (everlasting pens).Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Word Origin for osmium
metallic element, 1803, coined in Modern Latin by its discoverer, English chemist Smithson Tennant (1761-1815) from Greek osme "smell, scent, odor" good or bad (cognate with Latin odor; see odor). So called for the strong smell of its oxide.