German scientists synthesized the 117th element of the periodic table

Scientists managed to synthesize the 117th element of the periodic table for the second time. This was done by German physicists, who then published an article in the scientific publication Physical Review Letters, where they talked about the results of the study.

Scientists from Germany during the experiment synthesized the atoms of element No. 117, which is conventionally called ununseptium and is not yet included in the periodic table. To do this, they bombarded the particles of berkelium-249 with calcium-48 ions, as a result of which 4 atoms with a charge number of 117 were obtained, which lasted even less than 0.1 second. After that, they disintegrated into other lighter elements. By the way, this time was enough for scientists to fix a new element of ununseptium.

It is noteworthy that initially German physicists were going to synthesize the 119th element of the table, but after the experiment failed, they decided to recreate the 117th element.

Recall that ununseptium (ekaastat) was discovered in 2009 by a group of scientists from Russia and the United States from the Institute for Nuclear Research, which is located in the science city of Dubna.

Now scientists are going to achieve the official addition of 117 elements in the periodic table. True, this requires a number of analyzes and experiments, and this will take some time.