Tennessine: historical information
- Discoveror: (not yet confirmed)
- Place of discovery: (not yet confirmed)
- Date of discovery: 2010
- Origin of name : for the element with atomic number 117, the name proposed is tennessine with the symbol Ts. These are in line with tradition honoring a place or geographical region and are proposed jointly by the discoverers at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna (Russia), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA), Vanderbilt University (USA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA)..
Claims for the formation of element 117 (tennessine, Ts) were first published in April 2010 but have not been confirmed yet.