106Sg Seaborgium

Year Discovered


Discovered By

Albert Ghiorso and other scientists in the USA

Biological Rating

Not necessary for life.


Named for the American chemist Glenn Seaborg, seaborgium is a highly radioactive metal. It has never been found naturally and only a small number of atoms have been produced in laboratories. Its chemistry and appearance are not known with any certainty, although the chemistry is believed to be similar to tungsten. Seaborgium is too rare to have any commercial or industrial application. The most stable isotope of seaborgium has a half-life of 27 seconds.

Biological Benefits

Seaborgium has no biological use.

Role in Life Processes

No known benefits for life processes in plants or animals.


Seaborgium is obtained by the particle bombardment of curium or californium.