Doing Berkelium Chemistry in Berkeley

Here is more about berkelium (element 97). Berkelium was discovered in 1949 in cyclotron experiments. The most commonly-produced isotope, ^{249}{\rm Bk}, has a half-life of 330 days and is produced in high flux nuclear reactors. The longest-lived isotope, ^{247}{\rm Bk}, has a half-life of 1380 years, but is more difficult to produce.

Other than scientific research, berkelium has no applications.


Interesting work but, boy howdy do the people in this video look like freaks.

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