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Fermium

What the name means: Fermium was named after the Italian physicist and Nobel Laureate, Enrico Fermi.

Fermium

Fermium atom

Fermium atom

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

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Who identified fermium?: Albert Ghiorso, Glenn Theodore Seaborg and their co-workers at the Berkeley Laboratory of the University of California, USA in 1953.

Fermium had previously been identified by the American team in the aftermath of the first hydrogen bomb explosion in 1952.

 

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

 

About fermium: Fermium was made by bombarding plutonium atoms with neutrons. Only a few microgrammes of fermium have ever been made.

 

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