Explore key information about the chemical elements through this periodic table. See below for the latest on element 117.
Group 1 2   3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Period
1
1
1.008
2
4.0026
2
3
6.94
4
9.0122
5
10.81
6
12.011
7
14.007
8
15.999
9
18.998
10
20.180
3
11
22.990
12
24.305
13
26.982
14
28.085
15
30.974
16
32.06
17
35.45
18
39.948
4
19
39.098
20
40.078
21
44.956
22
47.867
23
50.942
24
51.996
25
54.938
26
55.845
27
58.933
28
58.693
29
63.546
30
65.38
31
69.723
32
72.63
33
74.922
34
78.96
35
79.904
36
83.798
5
37
85.468
38
87.62
39
88.906
40
91.224
41
92.906
42
95.96
43
[97.91]
44
101.07
45
102.91
46
106.42
47
107.87
48
112.41
49
114.82
50
118.71
51
121.76
52
127.60
53
126.90
54
131.29
6
55
132.91
56
137.33
*
71
174.97
72
178.49
73
180.95
74
183.84
75
186.21
76
190.23
77
192.22
78
195.08
79
196.97
80
200.59
81
204.38
82
207.2
83
208.98
84
[208.98]
85
[209.99]
86
[222.02]
7
87
[223.02]
88
[226.03]
**
103
[262.11]
104
[265.12]
105
[268.13]
106
[271.13]
107
[270]
108
[277.15]
109
[276.15]
110
[281.16]
111
[280.16]
112
[285.17]
113
[284.18]
114
[289.19]
115
[288.19]
116
[293]
117
[294]
118
[294]
 
*Lanthanoids *
57
138.91
58
140.12
59
140.91
60
144.24
61
[144.91]
62
150.36
63
151.96
64
157.25
65
158.93
66
162.50
67
164.93
68
167.26
69
168.93
70
173.05
**Actinoids **
89
[227.03]
90
232.04
91
231.04
92
238.03
93
[237.05]
94
[244.06]
95
[243.06]
96
[247.07]
97
[247.07]
98
[251.08]
99
[252.08]
100
[257.10]
101
[258.10]
102
[259.10]

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Element 117 discovered?

On 1 May 2014 a paper published in Phys. Rev. Lett by J. Khuyagbaatar and others states the superheavy element with atomic number Z = 117 (ununseptium) was produced as an evaporation residue in the 48Ca and 249Bk fusion reaction at the gas-filled recoil separator TASCA at GSI Darmstadt, Germany. The radioactive decay of evaporation residues and their α-decay products was studied using a detection setup that allowed measuring decays of single atomic nuclei with half-lives between sub-μs and a few days. Two decay chains comprising seven α decays and a spontaneous fission each were identified and are assigned to the isotope 294Uus (element 117) and its decay products.

This reinforces a paper published 5 April 2010 in Physical Review Letters by Yu. Ts. Oganessian and others claims the synthesis of a new element with atomic number 117. The abstract states "The discovery of a new chemical element with atomic number Z=117 is reported. The isotopes 293117 and 294117 were produced in fusion reactions between 48Ca and 249Bk. Decay chains involving eleven new nuclei were identified by means of the Dubna Gas Filled Recoil Separator. The measured decay properties show a strong rise of stability for heavier isotopes with Z>=111, validating the concept of the long sought island of enhanced stability for super-heavy nuclei." Read more: Physical Review Letters: element 117 preliminary publication

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