Friday, June 25, 2021

Discovery of new radioactive metal | Leader

Washington: A team of scientists at Berkeley Lab has discovered a new metal. The metal is named after the great researcher Albert Einstein. Einsteinium was first found in the remains of a hydrogen bomb in 1952. However, detailed information with all its features is now available.

The hydrogen bomb was detonated in the Pacific Ocean on November 1, 1952. A separate and strange-looking metal was found in its remains after the explosion during a test. This highly radioactive metal has been the subject of constant research since then. This metal was very active, making it difficult to research. The findings are published in the journal Nature. The hydrogen bomb was tested on the island of Iluzelab in the Pacific Ocean. Its explosion was 500 times larger than the atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki during World War II.

The remains of the bomb were collected after the blast and sent to a laboratory in Berkeley, California for testing. Researchers discovered a new metal in it and more than two hundred atoms were discovered within a month. However, research could not be done soon after that. This is because of the constant radiation from it. The researchers began their research with a fraction of less than 250 nanometers. Now, after so many years of hard work, the details of this silver colored and very soft metal have come to light. It looks bluish in the dark, this is special.

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