Volume 92 Issue 19 | p. 28 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 12, 2014

Element 117 Repeat

Superheavy element is now eligible to become the new end of the periodic table, if the findings are judged to be conclusive
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Periodic table
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Analytical SCENE
Keywords: element 117, periodic table, superheavy element, IUPAC

Four years after scientists first reported the creation of element 117, researchers working at a second facility have observed it as well (Phys. Rev. Lett. 2014, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.112.172501). The additional finding should strengthen the case for adding element 117 to the periodic table, where it would take its place as the heaviest element confirmed to exist, even if it does . . .

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