|Origin of Name
After the state, California
|Date and Place of Discovery
||The University of California on March 17, 1950
||Stanley Thompson, Kenneth Street, Jr.,
Albert Ghiorso, and
Glenn Theodore Seaborg in 1950
- Californium bromide (CfBr2)
- Californium chloride (CfCl3)
- Californium fluoride
- Californium iodide (CfI2)
- Californium was discovered by bombarding curium with
- It is the heaviest element by weighable amounts.
- Very radioactive and harmful.
- Treats certain cervical and brain cancers, when radiation therapy in ineffective.
- In portable metal detectors.