1982 Meitnerium

The book of science

Tom Sharp

DarmstadtGottfried Münzenberg, Peter Armbruster, Sigurd Hofmann, Fritz Peter Heßberger, Klaus Poppensieker, Willibrord Reisdorf, Karl-Heinz Schmidt, K. Schneider, Christoph-Clemens Sahm, Detlef Vermeulen elements


Atomic number 109

Hypothetical metal

The math for the production and decay of the first meitnerium is simple arithmetic. Bismuth-209 plus iron-58 minus one neutron equals meitnerium-266. Meitnerium-266 minus one alpha emission is bohrium-262, since an alpha emission is one helium nucleus (two protons and two neutrons).

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