1 comment By Maija

  • In my Chemistry class, we were on a field trip where we were informed that people were trying to find combinations of metals to make things like solar panels work more efficiently, as with the metals currently used, though common, are not as good as rarer metals, like Yttrium. So, I was wondering if this process has been used to try to create preexisting elements, like Yttrium. If it hasn't, then could it be tried sometime? I figured maybe these elements weren't stabilizing properly because they simply aren't supposed to exist, so maybe elements that are naturally stable would work. If anyone can use any of this, then great. If not, sorry for wasting your time if you read all of this.