Californium: historical information

Californium was discovered by Glenn T. Seaborg, Stanley G. Thompson, Albert Ghiorso, Kenneth Street at 1950 in USA. Origin of name: named after the State and University of "California", USA.

Californium was produced by Ghiorso and others at the University of California, Berkeley, USA in 1950 who bombarded 242Cm with helium ions.

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