Extreme elements push the boundaries of the periodic table

For superheavy atoms, chemistry gets weird

GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research

SMASH HIT  To create new elements and study the chemistry of the periodic table’s heaviest atoms, researchers at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany, use the apparatus above to create beams of ions that scientists then smash into other elements.

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH/Jan Michael Hosan 2018

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