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Element 114

Element 114 is an interesting discovery. It really looks like the theoretical models and hypothesis regarding a stable island of elements around this atomic number now (partly) have been validated. Below you'll find a short excerp from the LA Times incl. many interesting links with issues relating to element 114.

Now Introducing Element 114 To The Periodic Table.
From Los Angeles Times, Thursday, January 28, 1999. pg. B-2

Russian scientists have created element 114 and, true to predictions, it is more stable than those immediately before it in the periodic table, according to a news report in the Jan. 22 Science.

Physicists at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna shot ions of Calcium-48 at plutonium-244 to produce the new element, which has a molecular weight of 289. The new element decays with a half-life of 30 seconds into element 112 which, by contrast, has a half-life of only 28 milliseconds. Element 113 has not been created yet.

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Our discussion forum on beyond_routines.

Nature Science update 24/9-98

Electrons with Warp-Tempo
Predicting the chemistry of element 114. From Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

Element 114
http://www.aip.org/enews/physnews/1999/split/pnu412-1.htm [e]
January 27, 1999 article by Phillip F. Schewe and Ben Stein. From the American Institute of Physics Bulletin of Physics News.

Exotic Nuclei and Radioactive Beams
http://www.e12.physik.tu-muenchen.de/nupecc/working_groups/stability/exotic/exotic.html [e]
March 1997 perspective on creating superheavy nuclei. From the Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee.

Getting Heavier
Manufacturing superheavy elements. From Mining Co. Physics guide, David Winchell.

How Heavy Can Atomic Nuclei Be?
http://www-aix.gsi.de/~demo/wunderland/englisch/Kapitel_02.html [e]
Studies conducted at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany.

New Element Leaves Lightweights Behind
February 6, 1999 online feature by P. Weiss in Science News.

Second-Guessing the Superheavyweights
http://helix.nature.com/nsu/980924/980924-8.html [e]
Extrapolating element 114's properties. From Henry Gee, Nature Science Update.

The Heaviest Element of Them All
Creation of element 114. January 30, 1999 article by Charles Seife in New Scientist.

U.S.-Russian Team May Have Created Ultra-Heavy Element http://www.acs.org/memgen/rxntimes/rxt0298/rtf98nam.htm [e]
New York Times, January 29, 1999 article by Malcolm W. Browne.

Super-Atoms and Mystery Particles
http://mist.npl.washington.edu/av/altvw17.html [e]
by John G. Cramer

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