85 - Astatine 6"x 6" acrylic

85 - Astatine 6"x 6" acrylic

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Astatine 6"x 6" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.

*** This is a sample image - the elements are painted to order.  The painting you receive will have slight variations.

Named after the Greek word for unstable (astatos) it is the rarest naturally occurring element in the Earth's crust, occurring only as the decay product of various heavier elements. Astatine is likely to have a dark or lustrous appearance but a sample of the pure element has never been seen because any macroscopic specimen would be immediately vaporized by the heat of its own radioactivity.