from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A synthetic transuranic element first produced by neutron irradiation of uranium in a thermonuclear explosion and now usually produced in the laboratory by irradiating plutonium and other elements. Its longest-lived isotope is Es 254 with a half-life of 276 days. Atomic number 99; melting point 860°C. See Table at element.
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- n. a transuranic chemical element (symbol Es) with atomic number 99.
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- n. a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons
Don't expect much, after all these are the people behind elements like californium and einsteinium.
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