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Most modern discoveries of new elements are done by teams of researchers rather than individuals. For Seaborgium-106, the following reference reviews the discovery. http://www.lbl.gov/LBL-Science-Articles/Archive/seaborgium.html But, per the following reference, Unnilhexium (just the technical name for Element 106 - name used until the element is named) may still be just Element 106 as there was concern about naming the element after a living person. http://pearl1.lanl.gov/periodic/elements/106.html Thanks for your question. sid
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