Lawrencium facts for kids
Lawrencium is a chemical element. It is also named eka-lutetium by some people. It has the symbol Lr. It has the atomic number 103. It is a radioactive element that does not exist in nature. It has to be made. Lawrencium is made from californium. The isotope that has the longest half-life (262Lr) has a half life of about 3.6 hours.
No uses for lawrencium are known. What lawrencium looks like is not known because not enough has been made to see it with human eyesight.
Is a Block-D Group3 Period 7 element. Discovered by Albert Ghiorso and co-workers in 1961, in California. Named after Ernest O. Lawrence, inventor of the cyclotron, a research instrument with which several new elements have been found/made.
Images for kids
Lawrencium Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.