Monday, October 15, 2012


Just because an element doesn't exist, doesn't mean it can't be synthetically made in a lab.  Scientists in Japan think they have finally synthesized element 113, named Ununtrium.  It has an atomic weight of 287 (so it has 113 protons, 174 neutrons, and 113 electrons) and decays extremely quickly.

for more information:  elusive-element-113-finally-created-researchers-say

1 comment:

  1. I really like your posts, especially ones like this with links to follow. However, I'm not sure my time schedule likes 'em as well. I'll sit down with time to read your post and maybe jot a quick comment, and find it's an hour or more later after following your link and then doing more research. :)