californium

[n] - a radioactive transuranic element
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Californium

A man-made element with an atomic number of 98. Symbol Cf
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californium

<chemical> Californium. A man-made radioactive actinide with atomic symbol cf, atomic number 98, and atomic weight 251. Its valence can be +2 or +3. Californium has medical use as a radiation source for radiotherapy. ... Chemical name: Californium ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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californium

Cf noun a radioactive transuranic element; discovered by bombarding curium with alpha particles
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californium

(Cf) (kal″ĭ-forĀ“ne-әm) a chemical element, atomic number 98, atomic weight 249.
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californium

synthetic chemical element of the actinoid series of the periodic table, atomic number 98. Not occurring in nature, californium (as the isotope ... [1 related articles]
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californium

(Cf) Type: Term Pronunciation: kal′i-fōr′nē-ŭm Definitions: 1. An artificial transuranium element, symbol Cf, atomic no. 98, atomic wt. 251.08; half-life of 251Cf (the most stable known isotope) is 900 years.
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californium

(Cf) A radioactive, metallic element of the actinide series, and also a transuranic element, first made in 1950 at the University of California at Berkeley by alpha particle bombardment of the curium isotope 242Cu. Californium presents biological dangers b...
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californium

californium (kăl'ifôr"nēum) [from California], artificially produced, radioactive metallic chemical element; symbol Cf; at. no. 98; mass no. of most stable isotope 251; m.p. about 900°C; b.p. about 1,470°C; density unknown; valence +3. Californium is a member of the...
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californium

Synthesized, radioactive, metallic element of the actinide series, atomic number 98, relative atomic mass 251. It is produced in very small quantities and used in nuclear reactors as a neutron source. The longest-lived isotope, Cf-251, has a half-life of 800 years. It is named after the state of California, where it was first synthesize...
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Californium

Californium is a radioactive metallic chemical element with the symbol Cf and atomic number 98. The element was first made in 1950 at the University of California Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, by bombarding curium with alpha particles (helium-4 ions). It is an actinide element, the sixth transuranium element to be synthesized, and has the seco
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