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Atomic Element 113 Confirmed
2012-09-27 06:10:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To date, the atomic element 113 has been elusive, defying attempts to nail down its properties. But now, researchers at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-based Science (RNC) claim to have obtained the most unambiguous data available so far. In experiments at the RIKEN Radioisotope Beam Factory (RIBF), a chain of six alpha decays was produced, conclusively identifying the element through connections to well-known daughter...

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2009-06-11 06:35:00

A team of German scientists has been credited with the discovery of the new "super-heavy" element 112 more than ten years after intensive laboratory work first yielded a single atom of the novel form of matter. But before the element can be officially added to the periodic table, Sigurd Hofmann and his team of researchers at the Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany have to think of a name for their discovery. Professor Hofmann's pursuit to expand the periodic table first...

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2008-04-07 10:23:29

Modern-day scientific Magellans and Columbus's, exploring the uncharted seas at the fringes of the Periodic Table of the Elements, have landed on one long-sought island "” the fabled Island of Stability, home of a new genre of superheavy chemical elements sought for more than three decades.In a presentation at the 235th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, one of the captains of these expeditions into the unknown, described how researchers now are eying other islands on...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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