A news reports from IUPAC confirms the discoveries of elements 114 and 116. Proposals for the names of the two elements will follow in due course.
Priority for the discovery of the elements with atomic number 114 and 116 has been assigned, in accordance with the agreed criteria, to collaborative work between scientists from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia and from Lawrence Livermore, California, USA (the Dubna-Livermore collaborations).
WebElements June 5th, 2011
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