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rutherfordium


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Symbol Rf. A radioactive transactinide element; a.n. 104. It was first reported in 1964 at Dubna, near Moscow, and in 1969 it was detected by A. Ghiorso and a team at Berkeley, California. It can be made by bombarding californium–249 nuclei with carbon–12 nuclei.

Subjects: Chemistry — Physics.


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