Element 117 could be latest addition to periodic table

May 5, 2014 9:32 PM

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By fusing calcium and berkelium, researchers have produced a new super-heavy element with 117 protons.

Your next periodic table might have a new entry: A team of scientists in Germany have produced an element with 117 protons, making it the second-heaviest element ever created by humans after ununoctium, or element 118.

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