The name for element 117
is "tennessine," after the home state of Oak Ridge and Vanderbilt University, which was also involved in the discovery.
ISLAMABAD -- An international team of researchers has confirmed the existence of highly radioactive element 117
Washington, May 3 ( ANI ): Researchers at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, an accelerator laboratory located in Darm-stadt, Germany, have obtained evidence for the artificial creation of element 117
In April 07, 2010, the world press claimed about the end of an experiment in which element 117
was synthesized (this experiment continued from July 27, 2009, until February 28, 2010).
And what an experiment it was: For 150 days, the scientists smashed calcium-48 atoms into berkelium-249 atoms, and at the end of the experiment the team had created exactly six atoms of element 117
, according to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where some of the other scientists on the project work.
Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Element 117
4), to element 117
, temporarily called ununseptium (4/24/10, p.