Latest Island of stability Stories
An international group of researchers, led by the University of Granada, has measured the effects of layers on super-heavy elements, providing useful data on the nuclear structure of these as yet undiscovered elements in nature.
An Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee team has used the Department of Energy's Jaguar supercomputer to calculate the number of isotopes allowed by the laws of physics.
A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has detected six isotopes, never seen before, of the superheavy elements 104 through 114.
A collaboration of Russian and US physicists has finally created element 117 - a superheavy element made of atoms containing 117 protons that is roughly 40% heavier than lead.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have been able to confirm the production of the superheavy element 114, ten years after a group in Russia, at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, first claimed to have made it.
Modern-day scientific Magellans and Columbusâ€™s, exploring the uncharted seas at the fringes of the Periodic Table of the Elements, have landed on one long-sought island â€” the fabled Island of Stability, home of a new genre of superheavy chemical elements sought for more than three decades.
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.