1940 Astatine

The book of science

Tom Sharp

BerkeleyDale R. Corson, Kenneth Ross MacKenzie, Emilio Segrè elements


Atomic number 85

Island of stability

Many magic combinations of protons, neutrons, and electrons already make the magic island that we live on.

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  • Astatine,” Elementymology & Elements Multidict, by Peter van der Krogt