In Poems

Beth Ritchie

Discovered in Paris in 1875,
Gallium is more useful than some may realise,
The element is used in high temperature thermometers,
And even had its uses for Italian astronomers,
Studying neutrinos, while looking at the stars,
Or in the solar panels of the rover on Mars,
The element has semiconducting properties,
So it’s used in mobile phones, and in LED’s,
Every single element has its own story,
And that is Gallium, in all of its glory!


About the Author

I’m Beth. I’m a first year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Sheffield. I recently SCUBA dived in the Red Sea!