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Definition of the noun curium

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noun - plural: curiums

  1. a radioactive transuranic metallic element; produced by bombarding plutonium with helium nuclei
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonyms of curium: atomic number 96 / Cm
    • more generic terms: metal / metallic element = any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.

Alternative definition of the noun curium


  1. a transuranic chemical element (symbol Cm) with an atomic number of 96.


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Curium is a transuranic radioactive chemical element with symbol Cm and atomic number 96. This element of the actinide series was named after Marie and Pierre Curie – both were known for their research on radioactivity. Curium was first intentionally produced and identified in July 1944 by the group of Glenn T. Seaborg at the University of California, Berkeley. The discovery was kept secret and only released to the public in November 1945. Most curium is produced by bombarding uranium or plutonium with neutrons in nuclear reactors – one tonne of spent nuclear fuel contains about 20 grams of curium.

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Phrases with Curium

  1. Curium Bromide
  2. Dinotrema Curium
  3. Species Dinotrema Curium
  4. Species Chelonarium Curium

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Google previewNuclear Fuel Cycle Science and Engineering (2012)

by Ian Crossland

curium is the most problematic element for fabrication plants. It is a powerful source of spontaneous neutrons and has a decay heat of 2.8 W/g from its ...

Google previewInvestigating Chemistry , Introductory Chemistry from a Forensic Science Perspective (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Curium is a transuranic radioactive chemical element with the symbol Cm and atomic number 96. This element of the actinide series was named after.

Google previewStudies of the Gods in Greece at Certain Sanctuaries Recently Excavated (1891)

Being Eight Lectures by Louis Dyer

ipxh S'oZv toD SvafuKov irapdirXov tA K017U0e, — Curium is the town just ...

Google previewThe Chemistry of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements (Set Vol.1-6) (2010)

by Lester R. Morss, Norman Edelstein, Jean Fuger

Curium is the element of highest atomic number that is available on the gram scale. However, chemical studies are typically done on the milligram scale using glove boxes, although microchemical techniques were originally used (Seaborg, ...

Google previewReview (1983)

by Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Curium is an element for the space age—it has provided power for satellites and rockets. Californium is an important source of neutrons used widely for studying activation analysis, starting nuclear reactors, and treating CanCerous tumors.

Google previewAtlantic Reporter (1892)

Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

A per curium Is the opinion of the ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

-curium, suffix designating a neuromuscular blocking agent. curium (Cm) / kyooމrƝāۑm/ >Marie S. Curie; Pierre Curie], a radioactive metallic element. Its atomic number is 96; its atomic mass is 247. Curium is an artificial element produced by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Elements (2008)

Technical Data - History - Processing - Applications by Per Enghag

Curium may be used as a thermoelectric power source (a never-ending battery) for space flights. Curium was also the alpha particle source for the Alpha Proton X-Ray Spectrometer on Mars. 52.16.4 Physical Properties For ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary Of Chemistry (2012)

by V&S Publishers' Editorial Board

in the Curium actinide is series of inner transition elements. It may also be classified as a rare earth element. It is a very radioactive element satellites and but ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry

curium, cu-ri-um (1946) A metallic radioactive element produced artificially. A chemical element with atomic number 96. Curium was discovered in 1944 by James, Ghiorso, and Seaborg. It was created by irradiating ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1971)

Volume 5 - Circulation to Coordinate Indexing by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour

To find articles concerning "Americium" and "Curium" check all entries under Co- Term "Curium" PRIMARY TERM COTERM unucwH IS* AH — fVuTE - - - ALPHA - - - ALPHA-ALUM APPLICATION AQUEOUS - - BINOING - - BLOOD - - - BONE ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Science & Energy - Science & Energy (2009)

by Ariane Archambault

curium Metal that is produced in small amounts from plutonium; it is used especially in thermoelectric generators for spacecraft propulsion. berkelium Metal that is produced in small amounts from americium ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Physics (2013)

by Robert Besancon

Curium (Cm, atomic number 96, after Pierre and Marie Curie.) Although curium comes after americium in the periodic system, it was actually known before americium and was the third transuranium element to be discovered. It was identified ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

curium (kydbr'e-am) Symbol Cm A synthetic, silvery-white, radioactive metallic element of the actinide series that is produced artificially from plutonium or americium. Curium isotopes are used to ...

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Scrabble value of C3U1R1I1U1M3

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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