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Mineral - Radio Detector, Molybdenite, 1910-1920 Reg. No: ST 028665
- Two pieces of molybdenite, a metallic looking material used in a radio detector. Properties were discovered by George Washington Pierce about 1906. Items are possibly artificial in origin.
- Two silvery thin metallic objects and a display board on which one object is mounted and the other has become detached.
- Acquisition Information:
- Purchase & Subsequent Transfer from Science Museum of Victoria (SMV), 1973
|Dimensions:||3 mm (Width), 26 mm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||radios, radio detector crystals, molybdenite|
|Themes this item is part of:||Information & Communication Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Display board: MOLYBDENITE/MOLYBDENUM DISULPHIDE|
|References:||G. W. Pierce from Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._W._Pierce|