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Livermore Scientists Team With Russia to Discover Elements 113 and 115

This website discusses the discoveries of two super heavy elements -- element 113 and element 115 -- by a group of scientists from the Chemical Biology and Nuclear Science Division at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Glenn T. Seaborg Institute, and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Russia (JINR). Researchers can learn how, through the fusion reaction of calcium-48 colliding with an americium-243 target, the scientists were able to produce four atoms of each of the new elements. Students and educators can find photos and videos of simulations of the formation of the elements. Everyone can learn how these findings provide a better understanding of the framework of our universe.
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2004-02-06
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