Facts about Californium
Facts about Californium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Californium
The Element Californium is defined as...
A synthetic element produced in trace quantities by helium isotope bombardment of curium. All isotopes are radioactive, chiefly by emission of alpha particles. The most common uses of Californium are in Neutron moisture gauges and Portable neutron source in gold and silver prospecting.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Californium
What are the origins of the word Californium ?
Named in honour of the U.S. state of California and for the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Californium
Californium classified as an element in the Actinide series as one of the "Rare Earth Elements" which can located in Group 3 elements of the Periodic Table and in the 6th and 7th periods. The Rare Earth Elements are of the Lanthanide and Actinide series. Most of the elements in the Actinide series are synthetic or man-made.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Californium
Californium was discovered by Stanley Thompson, Kenneth Street, Jr., Albert Ghiorso and Glenn T. Seaborg in 1950 in the USA. The discovery is credited to Glenn T. Seaborg.
Occurrence of the element Californium in the Atmosphere
Common Uses of Californium
Neutron moisture gauges
Portable neutron source in gold and silver prospecting
The Properties of the Element Californium
Name of Element : Californium
Symbol of Element : Cf
Atomic Number: 98
Atomic Mass: (251.0) amu
Melting Point: Unknown
Boiling Point: Unknown
Number of Protons/Electrons: 98
Number of Neutrons: 153
Crystal Structure: Unknown
Density @ 293 K: Unknown
The element Californium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Californium on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Californium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Californium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Californium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Californium - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Californium element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Californium was discovered by Stanley Thompson, Kenneth Street, Jr., Albert Ghiorso and Glenn T. Seaborg in 1950 in the USA. The discovery is credited to Glenn T. Seaborg. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Californium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Californium
Information Facts about the Californium Element