[ US /ˈfɛɹmiəm/ ]
[ UK /fˈɜːmi‍əm/ ]
  1. a radioactive transuranic metallic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons
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How To Use fermium In A Sentence

  • All isotopes of fermium are radioactive, with fermium-257 having the longest half life, 20.1 hours.
  • The Dubna group had made fermium and rutherfordium this way in the 1970s.
  • The transfermium elements are those elements with atomic numbers greater than 100, the atomic number for fermium.
  • They were named after two of the century's most creative physicists: einsteinium and fermium.
  • Scientists have for the first time literally shed light on properties of the radioactive element fermium - a metal discovered some 50 years ago.
  • Made in the 1952 detonation of the first thermonuclear bomb, the element fermium has since sat in a corner of the periodic table where few tools of chemistry reach.
  • Besides probing fermium further, the team plans next to study element number 101, mendelevium, Backe says.
  • The first glimpse at 112 lasted for only a third of a millisecond, until it decayed first into element 110 (darmstaditium) and then into four different short-lived elements until researchers lost its trail at element 110 (fermium). Undefined
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