Einsteinium: the essentials
Einsteinium is radioactive rare earth metal named after Albert Einstein. It is of no commercial importance and only a few of its compounds are known.
Einsteinium: historical information
Einsteinium was identified by Ghiorso and others (Berkeley, California, USA) in 1952 in radioactive debris from the first large thermonuclear bomb explosion, which took place in the Pacific in November 1952. In 1961, a sufficient amount of einsteinium was produced to permit separation of a macroscopic amount of 253Es.
Einsteinium: physical properties
Einsteinium: orbital properties
Isolation: coming soon!