Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions was founded in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in 1957.
Outstanding soviet physicist Academician G.N.Flerov was its founder and director for more than 30 years. Now Laboratory bears his name.
Academician Yu.Ts.Oganessian, a well-known scientist who had worked alongside G.N. Flerov, was in charge of the Laboratory from 1989 till 1996. At present he is Scientific leader of the Flerov Laboratory. In 1997, Prof. M.G. Itkis was elected Director of the Laboratory. He is known for his works in the field of nuclear fission. Since January 2007 on Prof. S.N. Dmitriev is Director of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions.
Now the Flerov Laboratory is one of the world's leading scientific centers in the field of nuclear physics. To realise its program's bold and original ideas Laboratory's accecelerators and experimental setups are being developed intensively.
FLNR has more than a dozen of scientific discoveries on the credit side which initiated new trends in nuclear physics.
The outstanding achievements in the field of synthesis of superheavy elements of the international staff of scientists, engineers and workers of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions have been recognized by naming Element 105 of the Mendeleev Periodic Table as "DUBNIUM" at the session of the General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), held in Geneva from 22-30 August, 1997. The last years were marked by the greatest results in the synthesis of super heavy elements in 48Ca induced reactions. For the first time the experimental evidence of the existence of island of stability of super heavy elements has been got. 35 new superheavy nuclei with Z=104-116 and 118 have been synthesised. Chemical properties of superheavy elements and reaction mechanisms leading to formation of these nuclei, properties of light exotic nuclei (such as 5H, 10He and so on), reactions induced by neutron-rich halo nucleus 6He, spectroscopy of heavy unstable nuclei, exotic fission modes and many other problems of low-energy nuclear physics are intensively studied in the Laboratory.
Among 450 members of the FLNR staff there are 120 research scientists (among them 15 Doctors of Science and 60 Candidates of Science) and 230 people of engineering personnel. Four heavy ion accelerators and nine major multifunctional experimental setups are in effect in the Laboratory.
FLNR carries out research in the field of heavy ion physics in three main directions:
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FLNR JINR, 141980 Dubna,
Moscow region, Russia
Phone: (7-49621) 62-159
Telefax: (7-49621) 28-933
Telex: 911621 DUBNA SU