Friday, March 01, 2013


  • Curium is a transuranic radioactive chemical element with symbol Cm, Electron Configuration Rn 5f7 6d2 7s2, Atomic number 96, Discovered 1944, Melting point 1,347°C, Atomic mass 247 u.
  • Curium is a hard, brittle, radioactive silvery metal.
  • Curium is harmful due to its radioactivity.
  • Curium is probably present in uranium ores.
  • Curium-242 and curium-244 are used in the space program as a heat source for compact thermionic and thermoelectric power generation.

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