Astatine: historical information

  • Discoveror: Dale Corson, MacKenzie, Segre
  • Place of discovery: California, USA
  • Date of discovery: 1940
  • 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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