Astatine: historical information

Astatine was discovered by Dale Corson, MacKenzie, Segre at 1940 in California, USA. Origin of name: from the Greek word "astatos" meaning "unstable".

Astatine ynthesized in 1940 by Dale Corson and others at the University of California, USA, by bombarding bismuth (209Bi) with α-particles.

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