Chemistry Nexus

by WebElements: the periodic table on the web

The team of Berkeley Lab scientists that announced two years ago (1999) the observation of what appeared to be Element 118 (heaviest undiscovered transuranic element at the time) has retracted its original paper after several confirmation experiments failed to reproduce the results. This meant that the pages for element 118 and parts of the data for element 116 required updating. Further details.

December 14th, 2009

Posted In: Chemistry, Nuclear chemistry

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