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Top 9 interesting facts about Fermium
Fermium was discovered in 1953 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. It was named after Enrico Fermi.
Fermium's melting point is at 852 C (1125 K, 1565 F) and its boiling point is unknown.
Fermium is a synthetic and radioactive element.
Fermium has 19 isotopes.
Fermium-257 is the longest-lived isotope of fermium (half-life 100.5 days).
Fermium was discovered in the debris of the first hydrogen bomb.
Fermium is produced in nuclear reactors by neutron bombardment of lighter elements.
Fermium can be produced just in nano-gram quantities.
Fermium is used just for scientific research.
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