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Einsteinium

What the name means: Einsteinium was named after Albert Einstein, physicist and Nobel Laureate, famous for his Theory of Relativity.

Einsteinium

Einsteinium atom

Einsteinium atom

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

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Who identified einsteinium?: Gregory Robert Choppin, Albert Ghiorso and their co-workers identified einsteinium from the debris of the first hydrogen bomb test explosion in 1952.

 

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

 

About einsteinium: Einsteinium is made by bombarding plutonium atoms with neutrons. In 1961, 0,01mg of einsteinium was recovered and used in further nuclear fusion experiments. Einsteinium has a half life of around 21 days.

 

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