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californium


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  californium 
  n  :  a  radioactive  transuranic  element;  discovered  by  bombarding 
  curium  with  alpha  particles  [syn:  {Cf},  {atomic  number  98}] 
 
  From  Elements  database  20001107  [elements]: 
 
  californium 
  Symbol:  Cf 
  Atomic  number:  98 
  Atomic  weight:  (249) 
  Radioactive  metallic  transuranic  element.  Belongs  to  actinoid  series. 
  Cf-251  has  a  half  life  of  about  700  years.  Nine  isotopes  are  known 
  Cf-252  is  an  intense  {neutron}  source,  which  makes  it  an  intense 
  {neutron}  source  and  gives  it  a  use  in  {neutron}  activation  analysis 
  and  a  possible  use  as  a  radiation  source  in  medicine.  First  produced 
  by  Glenn  T.  Seaborg  and  associates  in  1950. 
 
 




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