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Working with element 112 is not easy – it does not occur in the wild and only a few atoms at a time can be made. In this new paper1 a large group of Swiss, Russian, and Polish authors report:

“a more reliable chemical characterization of element 112, involving the production of two atoms of 283112 through the alpha decay of the short-lived 287114 (which itself forms in the nuclear fusion reaction of 48Ca with 242Pu) and the adsorption of the two atoms on a gold surface.

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April 2nd, 2007

Posted In: Chemistry, Radioactive elements

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