|Darmstadt—Gottfried Münzenberg, Peter Armbruster, Sigurd Hofmann, Fritz Peter Heßberger, Klaus Poppensieker, Willibrord Reisdorf, Karl-Heinz Schmidt, K. Schneider, Christoph-Clemens Sahm, Detlef Vermeulen elements
In 1982, the team at Darmstadt synthesized one atom of meitnerium-266 by bombarding bismuth-209 with iron-58 nuclei. The new atom lasted only a moment then decayed into an atom of bohrium-262.
Atomic number 109
The chemistry of meitnerium, like the chemistries of other superheavy elements, has been predicted based on the properties of the elements above it in the periodic table; possibly like iridium, rhodium, and cobalt, possibly a noble metal in the platinum group; however, meitnerium is the lightest element whose chemistry has not been tested.
It would be a heavy metal but the longest-lived isotope has a half-life of 7.6 seconds. Creating and keeping enough of it would be impractical or impossible. * I would be worth my weight in gold if I were sufficiently practical. I would be strong as John Bunyan if I didn’t dislike exercise.