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by WebElements: the periodic table on the web

Hard to know what to make of this as it is not my field. But here is a claim for element 122, or maybe 124, detection in thorium by a mass spectrometric method.1 The authors have claimed previously the observation of very heavy isotopes, for instance Rg isotopes in the mass spectra of natural gold.

Abstract:1 Evidence for the existence of a superheavy nucleus with atomic mass number A=292 and abundance (1-10) x 10-12 relative to 232Th has been found in a study of natural Th using inductively coupled plasma-sector field mass spectrometry.

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September 1st, 2008

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