Author: Jan Scholten
‘Head of personnel’
Ruthenium is an unknown remedy.
The name is derived from the Latin word ‘ruthania’, which means ‘Russia’. It was discovered in 1844.
Ruthenium is very hard, durable, corrosion resistant and brittle. It is used in nibs for fountain pens and in electrical points. Alloyed with platinum it increases the overall hardness. Just like Palladium it has a strong affinity to Hydrogen.