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March 8, 2018
Check out the story below of Enheduanna, the Sumerian high-priestess expected to make accurate astronomical predictions in 2300 BCE. Examples from the last couple centuries? In 1938, Lise Meitner solved the problem of nuclear fission. Thirty-five years ago this week meitnerium was discovered, andÃâÃÂ ...
January 25, 2018
109, Mt, Meitnerium, No data available. 110, Ds, Darmstadtium, No data available. 111, Rg, Roentgenium, No data available. 112, Uub, Ununbium, No data available. 113, Uut, Ununtrium, No data available. 114, Uuq, Ununquadium, No data available. 115, Uup, Ununpentium, No data available. 116, UuhÃâÃÂ ...
December 6, 2017
In 1982, the element, Meitnerium (Mt), was named in her honor. The Posthumous Prize Winner Nobel Prize rules stipulate that the award cannot be given posthumously. The only exception was made in 2011 when Canadian immunologist Ralph Steinman received the Nobel for Physiology or Medicine.
December 4, 2017
There can be no doubt that any science student who is interested in chemistry must learn the periodic table. But just learning the periodic table is not really enough. It is a merely first step before going deeper into it. The next step would be to add the ionic charges, the full names, and mass of each of theÃâÃÂ ...
Scientific American (blog)
August 29, 2017
On August 29, 1982, nearly 44 years after this extraordinary breakthrough—and 35 years ago this week—the synthetic (i.e., not naturally occurring) radioactive element meitnerium was first created. The only element so far solely to take the name of a woman who was not a mythological figure, it is named inÃâÃÂ ...
January 7, 2016
In the end, the IUPAC decided that the US could have elements 104 (rutherfordium) and 106 (seaborgium), Russia would be awarded 105 (dubnium) and 107 (bohrium), and Germany got the naming rights to 108 (hassium) and 109 (meitnerium). That decision was taken in 1997 and the refreshed namingÃâÃÂ ...
January 4, 2016
Any proposed name will be checked out for consistency, prior use for other cases, and translatability into other languages. Of the current elements, only two were named after women: Meitnerium and Curium, named after Lise Meitner and Marie Curie, respectively. Curie shared her honor with her husband.
November 18, 2013
Meitnerium is a radioactive, synthetic element about which little is known. It is classified as a metal and is a solid at room temperature. Meitnerium has seven isotopes with known half-lives. The most stable is meitnerium-278 (278Mt), with a half-life of about eight seconds. It decays into bohrium-274 (Bh)ÃâÃÂ ...
November 8, 2013
This week's element is roentgenium, which has the atomic symbol, Rg, and atomic number, 111. Originally known by its temporary name, unununium (Uuu -- which is my favourite atomic symbol that is associated with any of the elements' temporary names), this element was named in honour of GermanÃâÃÂ ...
October 25, 2013
This week's element is meitnerium, which has the atomic symbol, Mt, and the atomic number, 109. This element is named in honour of physicist and mathematician Lise Meitner who correctly explained an experiment where uranium underwent nuclear fission to produce other, smaller, elements. For rationalÃâÃÂ ...
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