|Origin of Name
Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand chemist and father of nuclear physics
|Date and Place of Discovery
||Synthesized in 1964 at the
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research at Dubna, Russia by bombarding
plutonium with neon ions.
Synthesized in 1969 at
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory on the University of California campus
at Berkeley by colliding californium and carbon.
||Unknown scientists in Russia
No known compounds
- Very little is known about
- It is predicted to have
chemical properties similar to hafnium.
||There are no known uses except for basic