Berkelium.001.pngBerkelium



Atomic Number: 97

Protons: 97

Electrons: 97

Neutrons: 150

Average Atomic Mass: 247

Isotopes: Bk-245, Bk-246, Bk-247, Bk-248, Bk-249, Bk-250

Discovery: Berkelium was discovered 1949 at Berkeley,California,USA,by Ghiorso and others by cyclotron bombardment of milligram amounts of americium with helium ions.

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Uses: The following uses for berkelium are gathered from a number of sources as well as from anecdotal comments.

Interesting Facts: Berkelium is a synthetic element that is not present in the geosphere.

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