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(Science: chemical) californium. A man-made radioactive actinide with atomic symbol cf, atomic number 98, and atomic weight 251. Its valence can be _2 or _3. Californium has medical use as a radiation source for radiotherapy.

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Californium-252 is a man-made isotope that is produced in nuclear reactors. It has a relatively short half-life of 2.65 years. It emits alpha radiation, and is a strong emitter of neutrons. Californium-252 has several medical ...

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