A team of Russian and American scientists are reporting today that they have created two new chemical elements, called superheavies because of their enormous atomic mass. The discoveries fill a gap at the furthest edge of the periodic table and hint strongly at a weird landscape of undiscovered elements beyond...
By an international convention based on the numbers, element 113 will be given the temporary name Ununtrium (abbreviated Uut for the periodic table) and element 115 will be designated Ununpentium (Uup).
Dr. Loveland said he agreed that the new elements would require independent confirmation before they could receive final acceptance ( NY Times)
Periodic Table of Rejected Elements (via Incoming Signals)
Comments: uut and uup
Thats great. its the best one of those I have seen.
Posted by David Tiley at February 11, 2004 10:31 PM
delirium, talc, asparagus....I'd've been able to pass chemistry if they hadn't rejected these wonderful elements. Not so sure about uut and uup - sounds like body-building --er-- jargon to me....
Posted by wen at February 12, 2004 12:22 PM
I like Sin and Vinyl
(and all the MS elements of course)
Posted by boynton at February 12, 2004 12:42 PM
Let's hope these guys find a few more elements soon - I am personally eager for them to find number 126. This ought to get the temporary name of undehexum, which sounds like you're in strife with the local witch.
Posted by phlip at February 13, 2004 09:47 AM
well if you are ever in strife with the local witch, Philip, you mightlike to read this:
Posted by boynton at February 13, 2004 01:28 PM
Alright, I think. Any idea what the range of such devices might be?
Posted by phlip at February 13, 2004 01:58 PM
What range or Which range?
'fraid this is a bit too scientific (mystical) for me to answer. ;)
Posted by boynton at February 13, 2004 02:36 PM