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A claim for 117 April 9, 2010

Posted by fetzthechemist in Uncategorized.
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An international team claims six atoms of element 117 were produced:

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0407/Get-out-the-periodic-table-kids!-There-s-a-new-element-117

A half-life around 30 microseconds. I thought the island of stability meant halflifes in the years, at least.

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