Superheavy Elements - Exploring the limits of the periodic table
The superheavy elements in the periodic table (beginning with rutherfordium, atomic number 104) have not been found in nature so far but can be created in accelerator facilities. Nuclear chemist Lotte Lens looks at why and how we produce and study them – which can be made difficult when they have half-lives of a few minutes to mere milliseconds.
Lotte Lens has recently finished her PhD in nuclear chemistry. Due to her studies she also has expertise in applied chemistry, engineering and physics. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt Germany.
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