The new element 117 was confirmed


It was first created in a joint collaboration between American and Russian scientists back in 2010 and now, as the rules request, his existence was independently confirmed. The actual study was made at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research, an accelerator laboratory located in Darmstadt, , and has been published in Physical Review Letters. It’s an unstable element, in the same family as flourine, bromine and chlorine ( Group VII). It exists only for fractions of a second before decaying into other elements. The most important decision is expected now from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). They must approve the research and allow the inclusion in the Periodic Table. This will be the moment when Ununseptium will receive a real name. During the research for the 117 element, the scientists discovered too the isotopes of elements 103 and 105. Researchers have created new elements trying to discover how large atoms can be. The limits were not yet reached.


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