Einsteinium is a paramagnetic metal and is highly radioactive. It glows visibly and releases a lot of heat during decay. Einsteinium was discovered as a component in the debir of the first hydrogen bomb in 1952and named after Albert Einstein. Einsteinium is a synthetic element created in laboratories and does not exist naturally as an element. It was identified by Albert Ghiorso in the fallout of the Ivy Mike nuclear weapon testing in the pacific ocean. The discovery of Einsteinium was kept a secret until 1955 due to the cold war and tension with the USSR. Einsteinium has no uses outside of nuclear research. It is a solid metal at room temperature and it has a melting point of 860°c and a boiling point of 996°c.
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It has no significant commercial applications.
Made by bombarding uranium with neutrons.