Chemists meet in Ottawa to vote on 'darmstadtium'.
15 August 2003
Researchers fused lead and nickel nuclei to make element 110.
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.