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Re: who discovered 106 seaborgium or unnlhexlum

Date: Tue Aug 28 15:17:56 2001
Posted By: Sidney Chivers, , Nuclear Engineering, retired
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 998603373.Es

Most modern discoveries of new elements are done by teams of researchers rather 
than individuals.  For Seaborgium-106, the following reference reviews the 

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.

Thanks for your question.


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