Irene Curie

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Irene Curie




Irene Curie - By Emma Roberts


Irene Curie made her discovery in 1934. Her ideas were very much accepted and not risky. The discovery infuenced society by making it easier to produce radioactive materials (especially for medicines) in a more cost efficient and bountiful way.

My sources did not say where Curie was at the exact time of her discovery. However, she moved back to Paris after World War I, to work at the Radium Institute (built by her parents). So, I would assume her discovery was made in Paris, France.

Irene Curie discovered induced or artificial radioactivity, which, according to, is, "radioactivity introduced into a nonradioactive substance by bombarding the substance with charged particles." Her discovery proved that atoms can be changed into atoms with different chemical properties. Since her discovery over 1,000 artifical radioactive nuclides have been created.

To discover the artificial radioactivity Irene did lots of complicated experiments involving different elements, alpha particles, and even some deadly chemicals that caused her to die of lukemia later in life. Irene worked with Frédéric Joliot, who she ended up marrying. At age 10 Irene joined "The Cooperative" which was a private group that focused on studing science. In her college years she attendede Collège Sévigné and the Faculty of Science. She was very advanced in math and science. Irene built on Pierre and Marie Curie's work (her parents).


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