curium curium

Definition(s):

  • (n) a radioactive transuranic metallic element; produced by bombarding plutonium with helium nuclei

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Usage(s):

  1. The alpha particles entered the curium nuclei and some of them stayed there, turning the curium into Element 98.
  2. Fields and his colleague Arnold Friedman decided that the best bet would be to bombard curium with carbon ions in a cyclotron.

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  • What Fire and Leakage At WIPP Means For Nuclear Waste Disposal

    Lasrick (2629253) writes "An underground fire and a separate plutonium leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) has left the US with no repository for transuranic (TRU) waste--that is, radioactive elements heavier than uranium on the periodic chart, such as plutonium, americium, curium and neptunium. WIPP is a bedded salt formation in New Mexico, chosen because of its presumed long-term ...
    on March 25, 2014     Source: Slashdot

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