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2010-06-23 01:36:07

One of the heaviest elements At GSI Helmholtzzentrum fr Schwerionenforschung, an international team of scientists succeeded in the observation of the chemical element 114, one of the heaviest elements created until now. The production of element 114 is very difficult and requires dedicated particle accelerators. So far, this feat was achieved at only two other research centers, in the USA and Russia. In the experiment at GSI, scientists employed the innovative new setup TASCA (TransActinide...

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2010-04-07 07:41:41

Element 117 fills in the final gap in the list of observed elements up to element 118 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. The achievement fills in the final gap on the list of observed elements up to element 118. The team produced the elusive element 117 by fusing together atoms of calcium and another rare, heavy element known as berkelium. The research...

2009-09-29 09:20:45

U.S. scientists say they have confirmed the production of the superheavy element 114, 10 years after a Russian group first claimed to have made it. The researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, led by University of California-Berkeley Professor Heino Nitsche and and Berekely Lab senior staff scientist Ken Gregorich, independently confirmed the production of the new element, which was first published by the Dubna Gas Filled Recoil Separator group....

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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...

2006-10-17 09:45:00

WASHINGTON -- Revisiting one of physics' most embarrassing cases of scientific misconduct, researchers from Russia and the United States announced Monday that they have created a new super-heavy element, atomic number 118. Scientists said they smashed together calcium with the manmade element Californium to make an atom with 118 protons in its nucleus. The new element lasted for just one millisecond, but it was the heaviest element ever made and the first manmade inert gas - the atomic family...


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2009-07-10 13:01:43

Californium is a metallic chemical element. It has the symbol Cf and the atomic number 98. This is a radioactive transuranic (atomic number greater than 92) element. Californium is used for starting nuclear reactors, optimizing coal power plants, the treatment of cancer, and oil drilling. It was first produced by bombarding curium with helium ions. It was first synthesized in 1950 at UC Berkeley. Californium was the 6th element found with an atomic number higher than 92. It was named after...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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