1994 Roentgenium

The book of science

Tom Sharp

DarmstadtSigurd Hofmann, Victor Ninov, Fritz Peter Heßberger, Peter Armbruster, H. Folger, Gottfried Münzenberg, H. J. Schött elements


Atomic number 111

In the future

“In the future,” he said,
raising his index finger . . .

Roentgenium is the fifth transuranium element first synthesized by scientists working in Darmstadt, Germany, at Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung, known today in English as the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research. After this, the team synthesized element 112, copernicum.

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