The periodic table Nobelium (No)

A series of articles on the different elements. The Lego blocks with which we, our earth and the matter of the universe are built all have their own specific properties. In this series we go through each element step by step and we look at some useful things the wikipedia has to say about it, along with an interesting video of the University of Nottingham with which various experiments are done with the element in question.

Today number 102 of the 118 elements, Nobelium (No).

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Nobelium is in 1958 first produced by Albert GhiorsoGlenn SeaborgJohn R. Walton and Torbørn Sikkeland to the University of California - Berkeley. The team used the Heavy Ion Linear Accelerator (HILAC) to do this curium to bombard with 12C. ions. Later their discovery was confirmed by Russian researchers of it Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna.

A year earlier scientists from the Nobel Institute entered Stockholm already reported a new element with atomic number 102. On this basis, the name derived from the Nobel Institute nobelium through the IUPAC approved.


Apart from small-scale research, no applications of nobelium are known.

Remarkable features

Since nobelium can only be produced in very small quantities, little is known about its properties.


Naturally nobelium does not occur in the wild on earth. It can be done nuclear reactors are produced by curium to bombard with carbon cores.

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