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From the bronze age to food cans, here's how tin changed humanity

  • Written by Michael Cortie, Physics Discipline Leader, University of Technology Sydney
From the bronze age to food cans, here's how tin changed humanityTin comes from the ore cassiterite.Shutterstock/PYP

To mark the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements we’re taking a look at how researchers study some of the elements in their work.

Today’s it’s tin, a chemical that has little use by itself, but mix it with other elements and it takes on a whole new life.


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