Flerovium

1999-2007

Flerovium

The book of science

Tom Sharp


DubnaYuri Oganessian, Alexander Vladimirovich Yeremin, Andre Georgievich Popeko, Sergey L. Bogomolov, German Vladimirovich Buklanov, M. L. Chelnokov, Victor Ivanovich Chepigin, Boris N. Gikal, Vladimir A. Gorshkov, Georgy G. Gulbekian, Michael Grigorievich Itkis, Anatoly Petrovich Kabachenko, Anton Yurievich Lavrentiev, Oleg Nikolaevich Malyshev, Jozef Rohach, Roman Nikolaevich Sagaidak, Sigurd Hofmann, S. Saro, G. Giardina, Kosuke Morita elements

Flerovium

Atomic number 114

Unconfirmed stuff


The Russians might have created an atom of the metastable isomer 289mFl in 1999, but that one atom was gone in a moment; blink and you’d have missed it. It was gone in a moment and has never come back since.

In the first successful experiments, the team created two atoms of flerovium-288, and one atom of flerovium-289.

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