1940 Neptunium

The book of science

Tom Sharp

BerkeleyEdwin McMillan, Philip Abelson elements Neptunium


Atomic number 93

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Neptunium is not an evil inflicted upon mankind; it is an evil that mankind has inflicted upon itself. It is also the precursor to the production of plutonium, which provided the fissile core of the bomb dropped on Nagasaki.

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  • Neptunium,” Elementymology & Elements Multidict, by Peter van der Krogt