californium californium

Definition(s):

  • (n) a radioactive transuranic element; discovered by bombarding curium with alpha particles

Synonym(s)

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Usage(s):

  1. Most of the boron bullets missed, but a few scored a bull's-eye on californium nuclei.
  2. As occasional collisions occurred between the oxygen and californium nuclei, they fused and formed the heavier nucleus of element 106but not for long.

News

  • Study on element could change ballgame on radioactive waste

    Groundbreaking work by a team of chemists on a fringe element of the periodic table could change how the world stores radioactive waste and recycles fuel. The element is called californium -- Cf if you're looking at the Periodic Table of Elements -- and it's what researchers called "wicked stuff."
    on March 24, 2014     Source: Science Daily

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