Latest Transuranium element Stories
Modern-day scientific Magellans and Columbusâ€™s, exploring the uncharted seas at the fringes of the Periodic Table of the Elements, have landed on one long-sought island â€” the fabled Island of Stability, home of a new genre of superheavy chemical elements sought for more than three decades.
A new field called â€œnuclear forensicsâ€ is brining scientists together from across the globe with the goal of thwarting atomic terrorism.
Revisiting one of physics' most embarrassing cases of scientific misconduct, researchers from Russia and the United States announced Monday that they have created a new super-heavy element, atomic number 118.
Californium is a metallic chemical element. It has the symbol Cf and the atomic number 98. This is a radioactive transuranic (atomic number greater than 92) element. Californium is used for starting nuclear reactors, optimizing coal power plants, the treatment of cancer, and oil drilling. It was first produced by bombarding curium with helium ions. It was first synthesized in 1950 at UC Berkeley. Californium was the 6th element found with an atomic number higher than 92. It was named after...
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