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What is californium?

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Californium

cal·i·for·ni·um

n. (Symbol Cf)

Californium is a synthetic element produced in trace quantities by helium isotope bombardment of curium. All isotopes are radioactive, chiefly by emission of alpha particles. Atomic number 98; mass numbers 244 to 254; half-lives varying from 25 minutes to 800 years.

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