Jacob Marinsky

Chemist (1918 - 2005).  Born in Buffalo.  Dr. Marinsky co-discovered Promethium, element 61 on the periodic table, while working on defense related activities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1944.  Promethium is a radioactive material with a relatively short half-life.  One isotope, Promethium-147, is used in making phosphorescent materials.

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