Einsteinium: historical information

  • Discoveror: Workers at Argonne, Los Alamos, USA, and the University of California at Berkeley, USA.
  • Place of discovery: USA
  • Date of discovery: 1952
  • Origin of name : named after "Albert Einstein".

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.

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