Zinc + Lead = New, Superheavy Addition to the Periodic Table

Element 112 has been officially recognised and its discoverers have just weeks to come up with an appropriate name. They need our helpRejoice, for we have a new chemical element! Well, we have a few atoms for at least a few seconds whenever anyone can make it in a particle collider. Element number 112 (its atomic number, which is the number of protons in its nucleus) was discovered by scientists at the Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany.Now the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, which decides on such important things as names and symbols, has officially recognised the discovery and has sent Sigurd Hofmann, the lead researcher of the team that made number 112, a formal letter asking him to think up a name for his new element.In time-honoured and thorough fashion, sombre chemists will consider and vet the name before finally bestowing it officially upon element 112 in about six months. Hofmann has to submit a name within weeks.Which doesn't give the readers of this blog much tim

Zinc + Lead = New, Superheavy Addition to the Periodic Table

Researchers in Germany produced element 112 in 1996, and now that it has ...

Fri 12 Jun 09 from Discover Magazine

New element for periodic table

Scientists around the world are celebrating the latest entry to the periodic table.

Wed 10 Jun 09 from ABC Science

Periodic table gets a new element

Element 112 has become the latest and heaviest addition to the periodic table, but it doesn't yet have a name.

Wed 10 Jun 09 from BBC News

A new chemical element in the periodic table

The element 112, discovered at the Centre for Heavy Ion Research (GSI Helmholtzzentrum f?chwerionenforschung) in Darmstadt, has been officially recognized as a new element by the International ...

Wed 10 Jun 09 from Phys.org

Science Briefing

German lab discovers element No. 112 / Longer use appears better for prostate cancer drug / Progesterone doesn't show promise with twin pregnancies / Studies raise alarm about bisphenol A German ...

Fri 12 Jun 09 from L.A. Times

Wanted: Suitable name for unstable, overweight element

Element 112 has been officially recognised and its discoverers have just weeks to come up with an appropriate name. They need our helpRejoice, for we have a new chemical element! Well, we have ...

Thu 11 Jun 09 from Guardian.co.uk

New element added to Periodic Table... but they haven't thought of a name yet

The Periodic Table is about to have a new super-heavy element added to its list.

Thu 11 Jun 09 from Daily Mail

New, superheavy element to enter periodic table

BERLIN (Reuters) - A new, superheavy chemical element numbered 112 will soon be officially included in the periodic table, German researchers said.

Thu 11 Jun 09 from Reuters

New Chemical Element In The Periodic Table

The element 112 has been officially recognized as a new element by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). IUPAC confirmed the recognition of element 112 in an official ...

Thu 11 Jun 09 from ScienceDaily

New 'Super-Heavy' Element Added To Periodic Table

A team of German scientists has been credited with the discovery of the new ?super-heavy? element 112 more than ten years after intensive laboratory work first yielded a single atom of the novel ...

Thu 11 Jun 09 from RedOrbit

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