Friday, April 05, 2013



  • Nobelium is a synthetic, highly radioactive metal that has only been produced in miniscule amounts with the atomic number 102 and  symbol No.
  • Element Nobelium is obtained from decaying of heavier elements like lawrencium, hassium, rutherfordium and seaborgium.
  • Nobelium does not occur naturally and was first produced by bombarding curium with carbon nuclei.
  • Seventeen isotopes have been described, with the most stable Nobelium 259  having a half-life of 58 minutes.
  • Nobelium is near the end of the actinide series. It is a transuranium element because it is an element heavier than uranium.

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