Other weaponry uses, such as showering an area with californium, are not impossible but are considered inhumane and are subject to conditions such as inclement weather and porous terrain.
Given that californium is a strong neutron emitter of neutrons, it will cause the used fuel to be more difficult to handle.
Only a few californium compounds have been made and studied.
Californium (chemical symbol Cf, atomic number 98) is a chemical element in the periodic table.
The isotopes of californium range in atomic weight from 237.062 amu (237Cf) to 256.093 amu (256Cf).
Californium is an inner transition metal of the actinide series, located in period 7 of the periodic table, between berkelium and einsteinium.
Californium is the heaviest element that has been produced in weighable amounts.
The only californium ion that is stable in aqueous solution is the californium(III) cation.
Californium was first synthesized by University of California, Berkeley researchers Stanley G. Thompson, Kenneth Street, Jr., Albert Ghiorso and Glenn T. Seaborg in 1950.