50 years ago, scientists fought over element 104’s discovery

Excerpt from the April 26, 1969, issue of Science News

periodic table illustration

PERIODIC PAINS  U.S and Soviet scientists disagreed over which team discovered element 104 on the periodic table, part of the conflict known as the Transfermium Wars.


This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Chemistry

From the Nature Index

Paid Content