Wednesday, March 27, 2013



  • A silvery white actinide metal with symbol Cf having atomic number 98 and also possess a radioactive characteristics.
  • Californium was named after it was discovered in California.
  • Californium-252 is used commercially as a reliable, cost-effective neutron source for prompt gamma neutron activation analysis(PGNAA) of coal, cement, and minerals.
  • Californium-252 radio isotopic neutron source capsules have been used for Brachytherapy treatment of radio resistant tumors.
  • Californium is produced in nuclear reactors and particle accelerators.

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