Last modified on 13 July 2016, at 15:55

Mendelevium

Mendelevium
Properties
Atomic symbol Md
Atomic number 101
Classification Metallic
Atomic mass 258 amu
Other Information
Date of discovery 1955
Name of discoverer Albert Ghiorso,B.G. Harvey, G.R. Choppin, S.G.Thompson and G.T.Seaborg
Name origin Named after the Russian chemist Dmitri Ivanovitch Mendeleyev, who devised the periodic table.
Uses None.
Obtained from Made by bombarding einsteinium with helium ions. Relatively little mendelevium has ever been produced.


Mendelevium is a radioactive element with the atomic number of 101 that was discovered by Stanley Thompson, Albert Ghiorso, Bernard Harvey, Gregory Choppin and Glenn Seaborg at the University of California, Berkeley in 1955. It has not been produced outside of a laboratory setting, and thus has no practical uses.[1]

References