Beryllium Element Cube

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Beryllium's atomic number is 4 and its symbol is Be. Beryllium is a lightweight and brittle metal that can be extracted from naturally occurring minerals and gemstones. Gemstones that contain beryllium include aquamarine, emerald, and chrysoberyl. Because of its high conductivity, high strength, and low weight, it is a favorable material in the aerospace industry. However, this metal is perhaps one of the most difficult metals to safely machine. If inhaled, beryllium dust can cause a chronic life-threatening illness known as Chronic Beryllium Disease. This makes it an extremely difficult metal to machine and process safely. Intense precautions must be taken by those who work with and process beryllium. That said, this element is perfectly safe as a solid chunk, especially once it is embedded inside the crystal clear lucite acrylic cube. Beryllium is also used to make non-sparking and non-magnetic tools, high-end speakers, and lightweight mirrors for satellites.

The beryllium metal in these acrylic cubes was obtained in pellet form and each cube contains approximately 1-2 grams of metal.

  • Made In USA
  • 2x2x2 inches
  • 99.9% Pure Sample 
What Sets Us Apart

Unlike many of the knock-offs found online, our element cubes contain the actual elements, which is perhaps the most important feature of the display!

Superior optical clarity, careful placement of the elements in the artwork, and real, pure elements are what set us apart. This is the highest quality and most complete element collection on the market.

We manufacture our element cubes here in the US using Lucite acrylic which does not yellow over time and is the most optically clear acrylic. This is the perfect gift for the science or chemistry lover in your life. Get yours today!

Discounts for Defects

We often have periodic tables, heritage museums, and other acrylic displays that have errors (usually a missing or displaced item). We sell these at a discount under the Discounted Items section of the website. Click this link to go to see these kinds of periodic tables.