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Three New Elements Added To Periodic Table
2011-11-06 05:55:17

The Periodic Table has gotten a little bit bigger, as the General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) voted to approve three new elements on Friday. Those elements, according to Dennis Overbye of the New York Times, are darmstadtium (Ds), roentgenium (Rg), and copernicium (Cn), which have 110, 111, and 112 protons, respectively. None of the elements occur in nature. Rather, they were created at the GSI Society for Heavy Ion Research Laboratory in...

2010-02-24 11:26:22

The name proposed by GSI for the heaviest chemical element has been officially endorsed The heaviest recognized chemical element with the atomic number 112 was discovered at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum fr Schwerionenforschung and "“ since February 19, 2010 "“ officially carries the name copernicium and the chemical symbol "Cn". The name was approved and officially announced today by the international union for chemistry IUPAC*. The name "Copernicium" honors scientist and astronomer...

2009-07-14 10:59:00

In honor of scientist and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), the discovering team around Professor Sigurd Hofmann suggested the name "žcopernicium" with the element symbol "Cp" for the new element 112, discovered at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum fr Schwerionenforschung (Center for Heavy Ion Research) in Darmstadt. It was Copernicus who discovered that the Earth orbits the Sun, thus paving the way for our modern view of the world. Thirteen years ago, element 112 was...


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