Symbol: Cm

Atomic Number: 96

Atomic Weight: (247)

Curium was named after Marie and Pierre Curie. It is a synthetic chemical element with the symbol Cm and atomic number 96. It is radioactive and part of the actinide series. This element was first identified in the summer of 1944 by a research group at the University of California. Information about this was not disseminated until a year had passed. Curium is mainly created by using neutrons to bombard uranium in nuclear reactors. The metal is hard and silvery in color. Curium oxidizes easily. It has multiple oxides and forms highly fluorescent complexes with different organic compounds. This metal...Read More