Chemical elements

Mendelevium Production


256Md is produced by bombarding an 253Es target with alpha particles as well as U-accelerated Ne particles with energy approximately 130 MeV: 238U (22Ne, p3n) 256Md. The isotopes are then extracted and identified radiometrically: 256Md counting the neutrons of 256Fm spontaneous fission, its daughter product or by its self alpha-radiation with energy 7.202 MeV.

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