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What are the uses of einsteinium?

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The element einsteinium only has uses in scientific research. Einsteinium is a man-made metal substance that is radioactive. On the periodic table, this element is a member of the actinide group.

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The atomic weight of this element is 252, and its atomic number is 99. Although many of the physical properties of einsteinium are not known, its melting point is 1,580 degrees Fahrenheit.

In 1952, einsteinium was discovered by a group of scientists by accident after they analyzed the fallout debris from the hydrogen bomb detonation. The isotopes of einsteinium include einsteinium-240 through einsteinium-258. However, it has no stable isotopes. The half-life of einsteinium-253 is 20 days.

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