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She discovered the element radium, and later polonium, near the end of the 19th century.
Once the polonium had been recognized, police were able to trace the source of the poison to the Millennium hotel in Mayfair.Brits Investigate Assassination of the Spy Who Warned Us About Putin|Nico Hines|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That would be Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie, the gal who discovered radioactive polonium.
Did he understand that he would now have to live with a sword—not of Damocles but of polonium—hanging over his head?
Polonium is also at the center of a major plot line currently playing out on the daytime soap opera General Hospital.Radioactive Revelations Raise the Question: Who Killed Arafat?|Maysoon Zayid|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Was the Palestinian leader poisoned by radioactive polonium?
One such reaction uses alpha particles emitted by polonium-210 (or some other alpha emitter) to bombard the element beryllium.The Atomic Fingerprint|Bernard Keisch
Four successive alpha captures would give Polonium 203, not mercury.The Bramble Bush|Gordon Randall Garrett
It is well known that Pierre and Marie Curie used this new-found radioactivity to identify the new elements polonium and radium.
Polonium, named by Mme. Curie in honor of her native country, was the third radioactive element to be discovered.An Introduction to the History of Science|Walter Libby
Her first discovery was that of the substance polonium—so named by Madame Curie after her native country, Poland.A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams