The Chemical Journey of the Olympic Torch

  • DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201200086
  • Author: ChemViews
  • Published Date: 06 August 2012
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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To date, there have been 34 designs for the official Olympic torch
using materials ranging from the more common aluminium alloys or stainless steel, to silver-, copper-, and nickel-plated designs and torches made from varnished metals, wood, plastics and even glass. Early torches burnt olive oil or gunpowder.

The Chemical Journey of the Olympic Torch


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