By Jonathan Weiss

Seaborgiums History as an Element

Seaborgium is pronounced as see-BORG-ee-em.

When Seaborgium was Discoverd

Seaborgium was discovered in 1974 by a group of scientists lead by Albert Ghiorso, it was originally discovered at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkley, California. The first successful creation of Seaborgium was made by colliding Californium with Oxygen
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Applications for Seaborgium

Seaborgium really has no applications because it has a half life of only a couple minutes. it is manly used in research labs, because it is a man made element


There is very little know about Seaborgiums Properties because it is a man made element and has a very short life span for an element. what is know is that at room temperature it is solid. Seaborgium is also a radioactive element.
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Seaborgium has many Isotopes, there are 19 different isotopes know, 258, 259 259m, 260, 260m, 261, 262, 263, 263m, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271,272, 273. All these Isotopes don't last more than 2.4 minutes. Isotope 258 only last 2.9 milliseconds

Fast Fun Facts

: Glenn T Seaborg is the only person who has ever had an element named after them while they where living.

: Glenn Seaborg has also discovered nearly half a dozen other heavy elements

: Seaborgium's most stable isotope is 271 it decays into Rutherfordium-267 through spontaneous fission.

Sorces Citied

- Element Card: Gray, Theodore W. (2008). The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements.

- Elements Book: Gray, Theodore W. (2009). The Elements: A visual exploration of every known atom in the universe. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.

- Jefferson Lab:

- Royal Society of Chemistry:


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