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Atomic number 125
Atomic weight (323)*
*most stable form

Rodinium (also spelled rhodinium, abbreviated Ro) is a chemical element, a transuranic metal. Rodinium is element number 125 on the periodic table. This element was discovered in history by inhabitants of Vega IX, whose achievements were later researched by the Federation. (ST reference: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual)

One of the hardest materials known to the Federation, Rodinium is often used in the construction of starships, space stations and other structures, both within the Federation, as well as the Cardassian Union. (TOS episode: "Balance of Terror"; DS9 episode: "The Maquis, Part I"; DS9 novel: Devil in the Sky)

The docking pylons and crossover bridges of Nor-class stations such as Terok Nor/Deep Space 9 are manufactured from seventy percent rodinium. (DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual)

Rodinium is also used in the Cardassian disruptor as part of a collar that reinforces the emitter crystal. (DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual)

During her training in the Obsidian Order, Iliana Ghemor had to quickly assemble a disruptor from a variety of parts given to her. She managed to assemble it, including its rodinium collar, in a record time. (DS9 novel: Fearful Symmetry)

See also

  • Rodinium boronate
  • Rodinium dicorferite
  • Rodinium excelinate
  • Rodinium monocrystal
  • Rodinium pentacarbide

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