posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 04:41 PM
I find the title to be misleading because it says they have created the element, but the first sentence in the article says they think they have
created it so take it for what it's worth.
Here is how they synthesized element 113:
To synthesize element 113, Morita and his team collided zinc nuclei (with 30 protons each) into a thin layer of bismuth (which contains 83
protons). When 113 was created, it quickly decayed by shedding alpha particles, which consist of two protons and two neutrons each. This process
happened six times, turning element 113 into element 111, then 109, 107, 105, 103 and finally, element 101, Mendelevium (also a synthetic
I'm no genius when it comes to this type of stuff but it certainly seems rather ground breaking and in my opinion may pave the way for a better
understanding of existing elements, and maybe even allow us to figure out more about the remaining missing links on our periodic table.
There is a whole lot about our earth out there still left to discover.
(visit the link for the full news article)
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