Definition of nobelium in English:


Line breaks: no¦bel|ium
Pronunciation: /nə(ʊ)ˈbiːlɪəm
, -ˈbɛl-/


[mass noun]
The chemical element of atomic number 102, a radioactive metal of the actinide series. Nobelium does not occur naturally and was first produced by bombarding curium with carbon nuclei. (Symbol: No)
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  • The German proposal of ‘meitnerium ‘for 109 was allowed to stand, as were the names proposed for elements 101, 102, and 103 - ‘mendelevium, ‘‘nobelium, ‘and ‘lawrencium,‘respectively.
  • A group in Stockholm believed they had made it in 1957, and proposed the patriotic name nobelium, after the Swede Alfred Nobel.
  • Due to its extremely short half-life, there's no reason for considering the effects of nobelium in the environment.


1950s: modern Latin, from the name Nobel, Alfred Bernhard + -ium.

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