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Berkelium

What the name means: Berkelium was named after the Berkeley, California, USA where the Berkeley Laboratory is situated

Berkelium

Berkelium atom

Berkelium atom

Berkelium is a radio active atom that was obtained by nuclear fusion techniques. It does not occur in nature.

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Who identified berkelium?: Stanley Gerald Thompson, Albert Ghiorso and their co-workers produced berkelium in 1949 by bombarding americium atoms with α (alpha) particles (helium nuclei).

 

Properties

BKPROPS

STP = standard temperature and pressure.
Usually considered as room temperature and pressure.

 

About berkelium: Berkelium has been produced in milligramme amounts. Some forms of the atom (isotopes) have a half life of a few hundred days.

 

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