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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A radioactive transuranic element in the actinide series with atomic number 102, artificially produced in trace amounts. Its most long-lived isotopes are No 254 with a half-life of 55 seconds, No 253 with a half-life of 1.7 minutes, No 255 with a half-life of 3.1 minutes, and No 259 with a half-life of 58 minutes. See Table at element.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a transuranic chemical element (symbol No) with an atomic number of 102.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known

Etymologies

After Alfred Bernhard Nobel.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named for Alfred Nobel. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Precisely measuring the mass of nobelium with our … device was a successful first step," said Block.

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  • Now the international team of scientists headed by Michael Block reports it was able to trap atoms of the element 102, nobelium, in an ion trap.

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  • Inside the Shiptrap apparatus, the nobelium was first decelerated in a gas-filled cell, then the slow ions were trapped in a so-called Penning trap.

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  • To produce nobelium, the research team used the GSI accelerator to fire calcium ions onto a lead foil.

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  • An international team of scientists headed by Michael Block was able to trap atoms of the element 102, nobelium, in an ion trap.

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  • Held inside the trap by electric and magnetic fields, the nobelium ion spun on a minuscule spiral course at a specific frequency.

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  • With the help of Ship, they then separated the freshly produced nobelium from the projectile atoms.

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  • The measurement of nobelium (element 102) yielded an unprecedented accuracy.

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  • Precisely measuring the mass of nobelium with our Shiptrap device was a successful first step.

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  • The list comes to some 103, ranging from the most abundant and simplest of all, hydrogen, to the transuranic monsters, nobelium and lawrencium.

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