Friday, September 28, 2012

Element 113 at Last?

Japanese researchers claim success in creating a third atom of the element, after nine years of searching.

After nine years of painstaking experiment, researchers in Japan reported yesterday that they have created a third atom of the element 113. That success, according to experts in the field, could see the element officially added to the periodic table. It would be the first artificial element to be discovered in East Asia, potentially giving the Japanese team the right to name it.

RIKEN in Japan 

Is it in there? Researchers at RIKEN in Japan claim conclusive proof that they have created element 113.

For the rest of the story:  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=element-113-at-last 

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