Transplutonium element

Transplutonium element

The transplutonium elements include the majority of the actinides and also the transactinide metals. In the context of nuclear reprocessing the transplutonium elements (or metals) are known as the minor actinides.

* Americium (used commonly as an alpha source)
* Curium
* Berkelium
* Californium
* Einsteinium

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