• JINR Scientific seminar

    SYNTHESIS OF A NEW ELEMENT 117

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    April 14, 2010, BLTP Conference Hall

     

  • Scientific paper in "Physical Review Letters"
  • Synthesis of Element 117

    Oganessian Yu. Ts. et al.
    "Synthesis of a new element with atomic number Z=117".
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 142502 (2010)
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  • Press release

    On 28 February 2010, in the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions (FLNR), the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna), a long-standing experiment dedicated to the synthesis of the new chemical element with atomic number 117 was successfully completed. The decay properties of the isotopes of element 117 and its daughter products the isotopes of elements 115, 113, 111, 109, 107 and 105, together with the formerly synthesized in Dubna isotopes of elements 112-116 and 118, are a direct experimental evidence of the existence of the "islands of stability" of superheavy nuclei. The discovery of the superheavy elements considerably expands the limits of the Table of elements; the enhancement of the nuclear stability makes it possible for the first time to explore their unusual physical and chemical properties. The experiments on the synthesis of element 117 were performed on the FLNR heavy ions cyclotron (JINR) in collaboration with the U.S. National Laboratories in Oak Ridge and Livermore, as well as with Vanderbilt University (USA) and the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (Dimitrovgrad, Russia). A scientific paper, prepared by the authors on the discovery of element 117, has been published in the well-known American journal "Physical Review Letters".
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