californium


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Synonyms for californium

a radioactive transuranic element

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What is the atomic number of the element Californium? 5.
But recall that there is also nothing durable about most antimatter, or Californium and the other exotic chemical elements lurking near the misty peak of the periodic table, or mayflies which die after minutes or days of adult life, or even the continent of Asia when we look at the long past and future of continental drift.
The wire is 2 % californium oxide, 98 % palladium and is encapsulated in a stainless steel cylinder with an outside diameter [approximately equal to] 5.5 mm, an inside diameter of [approximately equal to] 4 mm, an outside length of [approximately equal to] 12 mm and an inside length of [approximately equal to] 6 mm.
QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Sydney; 2 Macbeth; 3 Californium; 4 Atlanta, Georgia; 5 Rowing.
Using a particle accelerator machine, the researchers smashed together calcium (Ca) and californium (Cf) at extremely high speeds.
American and Russian scientists announced the creation of a new superheavy element, known as element 118 or ununoctium, which was generated by firing calcium ions at californium; three atoms resulted from the experiments, and each lasted a small fraction of a second.
Biokinetics of neptunium, plutonium, americium and californium in phytoplankton.
It must have been tough living in the shadow of a site where mutually assured destruction was being crafted from uranium, plutonium, dilythium crystals (she cannae take it captain) and Californium (a laid back element, partial to the odd doobie and telling its fellow elements: ``You're so unstable man, just chill out'').
After the war, Seaborg and his colleagues continued their research on the transuranium elements, discovering such elements as berkelium, californium, einsteinium, fermium, mendelevium, and nobelium.