A new element will soon be added to the periodic table. Today came the announcement that a team of German scientists have been credited with the discovery of element 112. This comes more than a decade after their experiments first produced a single atom of the “super-heavy” element.
“The team, led by Sigurd Hofmann at the Centre for Heavy Ion Research, must propose a name for their find, before it can be formally added to the table.
Scientists continue the race to discover more super-heavy elements.
Professor Hofmann began his quest to add to the periodic table in 1976.”
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