Fermium

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Fermium
Name Fermium
Symbol Fm
Atomic number 100
Atomic mass 257 amu
Normal state Assumed Solid
Classification Metallic
Crystal structure Unknown
Color unknown, but probably metallic and silvery white or grey in appearance
Date of discovery 1952
Name of discoverer G.R. Choppin, S.G. Thompson, A. Ghiorso and B.G. Harvey
Name origin Named after the scientist, Enrico Fermi.
Uses None.
Obtained from Fm-253 can be produced in nanogram (10-9) quantities by bombarding Pu-239 with neutrons.

Fermium is a synthetic element named after physicist Enrico Fermi. It is highly radioactive, and has no known practical uses.

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