Atomic number: 99
Year discovered: 1952
Discovered by: Albert Ghiorso (born July 15, 1915) and co-workers; at Argonne, Los Alamos, New Mexico and the University of California at Berkeley.
- Einsteinium was identified by Ghiorso and others at the University of California in Berkeley, California, in 1952.
- It was found in radioactive debris from the first large thermonuclear bomb explosion, which took place in the Pacific on November, 1952.
- In 1961, a sufficient amount of einsteinium was produced to permit separation of a macroscopic amount of isotope Es.
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