Russia plans to synthesise new element

Physicists plan to begin experiments on the synthesis of a new element.

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2011, 10:48 AM IST

119 of the periodic system, a top scientist has said.

Scientists from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, where six elements of the periodic system were synthesised earlier, are planning to conduct experiments with help from American experts.

"In the near future we are planning a first experiment on the synthesis of element 119 of Mendeleev`s periodic table together with our American colleagues from Livermore and Berkeley (laboratories)," said Sergei Dmitriyev, head of the institute`s laboratory of nuclear reactions, in Dubna, 125 km north of Moscow.

"We do believe that element 118 is not the last one," he said.

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