Californium.001.pngCalifornium


Atomic Number: 98

Protons: 98

Electrons: 98

Neutrons: 153

Average Atomic Mass: (251)

Isotopes: Cf-248, Cf-249, Cf-250, Cf-251, Cf-252, Cf-253, Cf-254, Cf-255

Discovery: Californium was discovered by Stanley Thompson, Kenneth Street, Jr., Albert Ghiorso and Glenn T. Seaborg in 1950 in the USA.

Name: Californium was named after the State and University of "California", USA.

Uses: Californium is mainly used in medical and other types of specialized research because it is restricted.

Interesting Facts: An interesting fact about Californium is that it was named in honor of the U.S. state of California and for the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

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