Atomic number: 96
Year discovered: 1944
Discovered by: Glenn Theodore Seaborg (1912-1999), American physicist, Ralph A. James, and Albert Ghiorso (born July 15, 1915) at the University of Chicago.
- Curium was identified by Seaborg and others in 1944 as a result of helium ion bombardment of the plutonium isotope.
- Three years later visible amounts of the hydroxide were isolated by Werner and Perlman.
- In 1951, the same workers prepared curium in its elemental form for the first time.
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