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Name: Niobium

Atomic symbol: Nb

Atomic number: 41

Species: dragon

Gender: Male

Age: ? (Unknown real age), 18 years old outside

Height: 149cm/4' 11"

Category: Transition metal, Refractory metals

He is cute, innocent, shy and quite introverted, and he also hates doing bad things, including bragging/boasting (because his name after Greek mythology: Niobe). He has a lot of best friends, especially Transition metal elements. He is very close with Tantalum (Niobium has similar physical and chemical properties with Tantalum).

He always works with other Refractory group elements (hence he is best friends with Molybdenum, Tantalum, Tungsten and Rhenium). He is also best friends with Iron triads (niobium are used in nickel-, cobalt-, and iron-based superalloys for such applications as jet engine components, gas turbines, rocket subassemblies, turbo charger systems, heat resisting, and combustion equipment), Chromium, Titanium, Aluminium (Niobium use as alloy in Inconel 718), Hafnium (Niobium, Hafnium and Titanium in C-103 alloys), Germanium and Tin (which are not transition metal elements, Niobium-germanium, niobium-tin and niobium-titanium alloys are used for superconducting magnets).

His favourite stuffs are colorful jewelleries (niobium can be heated and anodized to produce a wide array of iridescent colours for jewelry), coins (Niobium with precious metals, especially with Gold and Silver, to make coins) and mobile telephones (Lithium niobate).

Design concept: His colour schemes are blue (oxidized Niobium) and silvery grey (Pure Niobium metal). He wears a lot of colourful jewelries, grey bracelet, gray ‘ring’ at his tail and blue glasses. He has marking ‘Nb’ on left side of his face, near his eye and marking ‘41’ on right arm, near his shoulder.

Name: Molybdenum

Atomic symbol: Mo

Atomic number: 42

Species: dragon

Gender: Male

Age: ? (Unknown real age), 30 years old outside

Height: 240cm/7' 10"

Category: Transition metal, Refractory metals

He is tough, stoic and serious, but he is a lot friendlier than he looks. He also helpful, and stronger than he looks (because Molybdenum can withstand extreme temperatures without significantly expanding or softening). He is the leader of the Refractory group (because Molybdenum is the most commonly used of the refractory metals, also about 86% of molybdenum produced is used in metallurgy). He is very close with Refractory group elements, Technetium (radioactive isotope Mo-99 is used to generate Tc-99m, used for medical imaging) and Nitrogen*.

He is very good in metallurgy, and hence he has a lot of metals in his house and he works as a smith. He is able to create metal stuffs such as create armor, aircraft parts, electrical contacts, industrial motors, filaments, drills and saw blades. He also has ability to make alloys that increase strength, hardness, electrical conductivity and resistance to corrosion and wear. Other than involving in metallurgy, he sometimes has other activities such as fertilise some plants (such as cauliflower), lubricant things (Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is used as a solid lubricant and a high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) antiwear agent) and painting (Lead molybdate is used in bright-orange pigment in ceramics and plastics). He likes to eat foods containing Molybdenum such as pork, lamb, and beef liver, green beans, eggs, sunflower seeds, wheat flour, lentils, cucumbers and cereal grain.

* [1] Nitrogenases contain Molybdenum [2] Molybdenum-bearing enzymes are involved in the process of biological nitrogen fixation [3] Molybdenum is used in NO, NO2, NOx analyzers in power plants for pollution controls

Design concept: His colour schemes are orange (Molybdenum orange pigment), yellowish-green (Flame test of Molybdenum) and silvery grey (Pure Molybdenum metal). He has marking ‘Mo’ at the tip of his tail and marking ‘42’ on his forehead.

Name: Technetium

Atomic symbol: Tc

Atomic number: 43

Species: wolf

Gender: Male

Age: ? (Unknown real age), 23 years old outside

Height: 140cm/4' 7"

Category: Transition metal, Radioactive

He is cool radioactive wolf. Due to his radioactivity, he can be very aggressive and dangerous, and his house is made out of thick Lead wall to reduce radiation. He is very close with Manganese, Rhenium (Technetium is same group with the elements and hence the chemical properties intermediate between these two elements), Molybdenum* and Uranium (Technetium can be found in Uranium ore).

He is quite close with Refractory group elements despite he doesn’t work with them (he was used to work with them (because Technetium is resistance of corrosion, but the use is limited to closed systems as Technetium is radioactive)). He is interested in biology stuffs (especially anatomy) and medicine (Technetium used in nuclear medicine and biology). He has ability to have vision that can see inside someone’s body (Tc-99m used for imaging and functional studies).

[1] Technetium artificially made from Molybdenum [2] Technetium decays into Molybdenum [3] Technetium produced from neutron capture in molybdenum ores

Design concept: His colour schemes is silvery grey (Pure Technetium metal). He has some radioactive trefoils on his body with greenish-yellow (Uranium ores contain traces of technetium) and light yellow (Technetium(VII) oxide) coloured. He wears neck belt with yellow and black coloured (that resembles radioactive trefoil) and glasses. His furs are untidy (this also apply to Promethium). He has marking ‘Tc’ on his right palm and marking ‘43’ on his right shoulder, near his neck.

Name: Ruthenium

Atomic symbol: Ru

Atomic number: 44

Species: raccoon

Gender: Male

Age: ? (Unknown real age), 23 years old outside

Height: 148cm/4' 10"

Category: Transition metal, Precious metal, Noble metals, Platinum group metals, Refractory metal

He is cute, innocent and ‘stereotype magician’. Despite being precious that he brags and proud of himself, he is the cheapest out of Platinum group metals. He is very close with other PGM elements. He sometimes speaks Russian (Ruthenium named after Latin word Ruthenia “Russia”).

He sometimes works with Refractory group. He works as electrician (Ruthenium is used in electrical contacts because Ruthenium hardens platinum and palladium alloys). He also interests in electronics ([1] Ruthenium dioxide with lead and bismuth ruthenates are used in thick-film chip resistors [2] Ruthenium use in microchips and for the giant magnetoresistive read element for hard disk drives). He also like to write with his pens (usually Parker 51) and making jewelries.

Talking about magic, Yes, he does do some ‘magic’ (that is ‘no human or animal abused’), especially turning jewelries to black, but he doesn’t do any sort of ‘black magic’ (no pun intended, even though it sounds pun intended, idk). These are the reference of some uses of Ruthenium that sound magic (pun intended, maybe): [1] Ruthenium tetroxide exposes latent fingerprints [2] Ruthenium compounds can be used in solar cells, which turn light energy into electrical energy [3] Ruthenium can be used as catalysts [4] Ruthenium used in jewelleries which are dark, pewter-colored.

Design concept: His colour schemes are silvery white (Pure Rutheninum metal) and grey (Ruthenium powder). He wears black hat, black gloves, black cape and black jewellery (Ruthenium used in jewelleries which are dark, pewter-colored). He has marking ‘Ru’ on his right palm and marking ‘44’ on his left arm, near his shoulder.

Name: Rhodium

Atomic symbol: Rh

Atomic number: 45

Species: humming bird

Gender: Male

Age: ? (Unknown real age), 19 years old outside

Height: 146cm/4' 9"

Category: Transition metal, Precious metal, Noble metals, Platinum group metals, Refractory metal

He is cute, cool, confident and quite charming. Being precious metal, he likes to brag and proud of himself. He is very close friends with Platinum group metals, especially Palladium and Platinum (Rhodium usually alloyed with Palladium or Platinum to harden and improves the corrosion resistance, and the three elements used in catalytic converter). He likes roses and rose colours (Rhodium named from Greek rhodon "rose").

He sometimes works with Refractory group. He likes jewelleries, even can make them black or white plating (Rhodium-plated can be black or white). He his favourite things are also cars and automobiles, and in fact he works in automobile industry (81% of the world production of rhodium was consumed in automobile catalytic converters, which to reduce nitrogen oxide to nitrogen and oxygen). He also has favourite band, which are The Beatles and Wings (both bands have Paul McCartney). Because of this, his dream is to have musical band (In 1979 the Guinness Book of World Records gave Paul McCartney a rhodium-plated disc for being history's all-time best-selling songwriter and recording artist). He also works as an electrician (Rhodium is used as electrical contacts, where it is valued for small electrical resistance, small and stable contact resistance, and great corrosion resistance).

Design concept: His colour schemes are silvery white (Pure Rhodium metal), rose-red and red (origin name of Rhodium). He wears red bow, two bracelets, and black and white rings. He has marking ‘Rh’ on his back and marking ‘45’ at the tip of his beak.

Name: Palladium

Atomic symbol: Pd

Atomic number: 46

Species: lizard

Gender: Male

Age: ? (Unknown real age), 17 years old outside

Height: 144cm/4' 9"

Category: Transition metal, Precious metal, Noble metals, Platinum group metals

He is cute, innocent, precious and quite shy (Palladium named after asteroid Pallas, in turn named after the Greek goddess of wisdom, Pallas). He is quite weird and stranger personality, because he keeps smiling, even when he feels sad or angry and he is hiding his feeling*. He can be act soft and can be act confident and ‘tough’ (strong) (Palladium is soft and ductile when annealed and is greatly increased in strength and hardness when cold-worked).

He is close friends with precious metal especially Rhodium, Platinum (the three elements used in catalytic converter) and Silver (Palladium is quite similar with Platinum and Silver). He also friends with Hydrogen (Palladium absorb Hydrogen and used in Hydrogen purification) that Palladium often hugs Hydrogen when he (Hydrogen) alone.

His favorite things are jewelleries, watches, car (catalytic converter), electronics (Palladium used in the electronics industry in ceramic capacitors, found in laptop computers and mobile phones) and photographs (platinum or palladium salts provides an alternative to silver in photographs).

* There is a thing that is strange about Palladium, firstly some people may have an allergic reaction to palladium. Secondly, Palladium atom has no electrons in the outermost shell (5th shell), and if you considered 4th shell is the outermost shell, it has 18 electrons; 10 more than the 8 found in the valence shells of the noble gases from neon onward

Design concept: His colour schemes are silvery white and white (Pure Palladium metal). He wears crown with an asteroid picture on it, watch on his left wrist, two bracelets on his right wrist and a ‘ring’ at his tail. He has marking ‘Pd’ on his forehead and marking ‘46’ on his left knee.

Name: Silver

Other name: Argentum

Atomic symbol: Ag

Atomic number: 47

Species: Wolf

Gender: Male

Age: ? (Unknown real age), 21 years old outside

Height: 152cm/5' 0"

Category: Transition metal, Precious metal, noble metals, Coinage metal

He is cute, innocent, charming and precious that he sometimes brag and proud of himself. He has ability to conduct electricity well (highest electrical conductivity of any metal), better than both Copper and Gold but he jealous with them as people prefer Copper to make wire and Gold is more precious than him. Despite that, he is best friends with Copper and Gold. Other than electrical conductivity, he also has the highest thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal. He hates getting dirty ([1] Silver has antibacterial properties [2] Silver used in water purification and in clothing that Silver inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi on clothing) and bad smell things ([1] Silver can react with Hydrogen sulfide, which is a pungent smelled gas [2] Silver nanoparticles are used in clothing to prevent bacteria from digesting sweat and forming unpleasant odours).

He also friends with Germanium (In Argentium sterling Silver), Bromine (Silver bromide used in photographic films), Iodine (other than photographic film, Silver iodide is also used as an antiseptic and in cloud seeding) and most of other metals. His favourite things are coins (Silver has been used as a coinage metal since the times of the Greeks), jewelleries, silverwares, mirror and photography, hence he has a lot of collection of these things in his house. He also likes to play musical wind instruments, especially flutes (he also likes trumpets and baritone horns). He likes to eat cakes, cookies, and other dessert foods (silver dragée are used to decorate cakes, cookies, and other dessert items). Every single time he sees a crescent moon (alchemy symbol of Silver) in the night, he howls.

Design concept: His colour schemes are silvery white and white (Pure Silver metal). He wears crown with a crescent moon and electric symbol picture on it, two bracelets on his right wrist and one bracelet on his left wrist. He has marking ‘Ag’ on his right side of his face, near his eye and marking ‘47’ near his right wrist.

Name: Cadmium

Atomic symbol: Cd

Atomic number: 48

Species: Cat

Gender: Male

Age: ? (Unknown real age), 25 years old outside

Height: 166cm/5' 5"

Category: Transition metal

He is cool, confident artist cat, but he is a bit bada*s, naughty and rude, and can be jerk. He is very close with Zinc and Mercury (they are in same group), but Zinc doesn’t like his behavior (also another fact that the presence of Zinc ions reduces Cadmium toxicity) and Cadmium found Mercury is very annoying. He is also friends with Chromium, Cobalt (they can create different colour pigment), Sulfur, Selenium (Cadmium Sulfide and Selenide used as red, orange and yellow pigment) and Tellurium*.

He is a good drawer that he likes to paint with his tail brush**, his favourite colours are red, orange, yellow and green. He can also draw on the wall or streets (like vandalisms). He likes to make battery in the past, but rarely now, in fact he has a lot of collection of Nickel–cadmium battery in his house (he rarely talks about this). Other than as artist, he also works in nuclear power station to make rods in nuclear reactors to control atomic fission. He likes to smokes cigarette (Cadmium can be found in tobacco smoking).

* [1] Cadmium telluride (with sulfide and selenide) used for light detection and solar cells [2] Mercury cadmium telluride used as an infrared detector, motion detector, or switch in remote control devices because it sensitive to infrared light.

** If Cadmium is an art teacher, it goes like this

Design concept: His colour schemes is silvery bluish-gray (Pure Cadmium metal). He wears hat and has some paint stain on his furs, that are red, orange, yellow and green (Cadmium pigment). He also wears glasses. He has marking ‘Cd’ on his tail and marking ‘48’ on his right wrist.

Name: Indium

Atomic symbol: In

Atomic number: 49

Species: Lizard

Gender: Male

Age: ? (Unknown real age), 19 years old outside

Height: 145cm/4' 9"

Category: Post-transition metal, Icosagen

He is cool, smart and nerdy. He gets shocked and surprised easily with high-pitched sound (Indium bent with high-pitched cry). He also makes ‘annoying’ sound when he angry. His body is soft, but not soft as alkali metals*, that can get cut with knife, but reassemble back. He is best friends with Gallium, Thallium (Indium has similar chemical properties with Gallium and Thallium), Tin (Galinstan , and also Indium neighboring these three elements), Oxygen (Indium Tin Oxide) and Zinc ([1] Indium tends to occur with zinc in sulfide minerals [2] Indium is one of many substitutes for mercury in alkaline batteries to prevent the zinc from corroding and releasing hydrogen gas). He also friends with Pnictogen elements (Nitrogen group), Cadmium and Lead; since Indium nitride, phosphide, arsenide and antimonide used as transistors and microchips, and Indium alloys with Bismuth, Cadmium, Lead and Tin which used in fire sprinkler systems and heat regulators.

He knows about electronics and likes to play with his touch screen devices (eg. Ipads) and liquid crystal displays (LCD) devices such as, DVD players, gaming devices, clocks, watches (LCD can be used as digital watch and clock), calculators and telephones. He has plenty of and likes to watch flatscreen TVs. He likes a lot of games, and his favourites are Formula 1 games. He also has Formula 1 racing car toy collection; hence he is a fan of Formula 1 (Indium is used to coat ball bearings in Formula 1 racing cars because of its low friction). He likes consoles game from Nintendo; basically DS,3DS and Wii U GamePad (Indium Tin Oxide used in touchscreen such as in the DS family, the 3DS family, and the Wii U GamePad)

* Indium (and Thallium) has Mohs scale of 1.2, while Lithium (the highest Mohs scale of Alkali metals) has Mohs scale of 0.6

Design concept: His colour schemes are blue, violet, indigo (Indium named from Latin indicium "indigo" for the indigo blue line in its spectrum and the colour of flame test of Indium) and silvery white gray (Pure Indium metal). He wears cap, glasses and digital watch. He has marking ‘In’ on his left arm and marking ‘49’ on his right palm.

Name: Tin

Other name: Stannum

Atomic symbol: Sn

Atomic number: 50

Species: Lizard

Gender: Male

Age: ? (Unknown real age), 22 years old outside

Height: 150cm/4' 11"

Category: Post-transition metal, Crystallogen

He is cool, confident and helpful. He gets shocked and surprised easily with "screaming" or "crackling" sound (a crackling sound can be heard when a bar of Tin is bent, known as the "tin cry"). He also makes ‘annoying’ sound when he angry, especially after someone trying to scare/surprise him. He really hates cold, and until his body temperature falls to 13°C he can get sick* (White Tin turns Grey Tin below 13.2 °C, known as Tin pest). Hence, he has a lot of heaters in his house and his heaters often turns on, especially during winter. He is very close with other Crystallogen elements (especially Lead) and most of metals (especially Silver, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Gallium, Indium and Bismuth), even Antimony*.

He works in joining pipes or electric circuits (Tin alloys used as a solder). He likes to play with tin whistle, pipe organ and Bell metal. He also likes Pewter (with Copper, Antimony and Lead) and Bronze (with Copper) stuffs, hence he has a lot of collection of these. He likes to eat foods from Tin cans. He has interest on electronics (including Indium Tin Oxide, Li-ion batteries and superconducting magnets (niobium-tin alloy is used for superconducting magnets)). He also involving in making window glass (Window glass is most often made by floating molten glass on molten tin (float glass), resulting in a flat and flawless surface) and making toothpaste (Tin(II) fluoride/Stannous fluoride (SnF2) added into toothpaste).

* He need a ‘very warm rest’ to make him better (Grey Tin can be transform back to White tin by melting it, and this process is faster than the vice versa)

** [1] Tin alloys with these metals (including Antimony) [2] Antimony and Bismuth added to Tin to prevent the decomposition of Tin pest [3] The Latin name ‘stannum’ originally meant an alloy of silver and lead

Design concept: His colour schemes are silvery white and grey (The two allotropes of Tin: α-tin (gray) and β-tin (white)). He wears tin can on his head, as a cap and glasses. He has marking ‘Sn’ on his forehead and marking ‘50’ on his right palm.


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