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originally posted by: r0xor
. Otherwise, this post was mostly explaining in extreme detail why I wanted to ask.
a student in his lab combined yttrium, indium, and manganese oxides (a chemical compound that contains oxygen) in a furnace. When the team pulled the mixture out, the substance was a bright blue.
Before the discovery, French chemist Louis Jacques Thenard was the last person to discover a new blue pigment — cobalt blue in 1802.