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For an awesome video filmed in Darmstadt and to learn more about super heavy elements, check this out.
Which Way to the Island? (This is the article that the professor shows us.)
For more on the approaches to element 120 (unbinilium), check this out.
As the professor explained at the end of the video, the reason to look for element 120 before looking for 119 is that elements with an even number of protons (like elements 118 or 120) appear to be more stable than elements with an odd number of protons (like element 119).
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Why do you think it is interesting to synthesize these heavy elements that don’t have any use?
10/30/2013 • 
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