Happy Naming Day, Darmstadtium

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posted on Aug, 20 2003 @ 09:06 AM
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Can't believe this one hasn't been cited...




Chemists meet in Ottawa to vote on 'darmstadtium'.
15 August 2003
PHILIP BALL


Researchers fused lead and nickel nuclei to make element 110.
GSI



Chemical element 110, which was discovered in 1994, will finally get a name tomorrow.

A committee will vote at this weekend's General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) in Ottawa, Canada. It is expected to approve the element's informal moniker, 'darmstadtium', and give it the chemical symbol Ds. The title honours the Laboratory for Heavy Ion Research (called GSI) in Darmstadt, Germany, where the substance was first made.


www.nature.com...

(for the record, I've been to Darmstadt -- a long time ago.)




posted on Aug, 20 2003 @ 07:46 PM
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Right beneath Plutonium, so it will probably have some of the same properties...






 
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