Nobelium (atomic number 102, symbol No) is a synthetic element identified at the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions in 1966. It is a radioactive metal with a half-life of 58 minutes, of which only a few atoms have been isolated. Californium was bombarded with carbon to produce the element. Nucleosynthesis has been studied and attempted - by cold fusion and hot fusion. As decay products, its isotopes have been studied during the process of decay of heavier elements.
Researchers at the Nobel Institute in Sweden announced the element's discovery in 1957. The research team used C-13 nuclei to bombard Cm-244...Read More