Polish scientists to create two new elements in laboratories


Researchers from the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw (UW) and the National Center for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) are declaring the possibility of producing two new super-heavy elements and a few new isotopes from already discovered elements.

They used theoretical, created in Warsaw model to calculate chemical processes previously not taken into account.

– In Warsaw, we have a simple but reliable model that allows us to estimate the probability of new elements formation in new installations”- explained Prof. Krystyna Siwek-Wilczyńska from the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw.

Free spaces in the 7th row of the periodic table were recently filled, and new elements obtained their new names. The heaviest (with the number of protons Z = 118) was called oganesson in honor of the scholar and discoverer Yuri Oganessian. Scientists, however, are still wondering whether it will be possible to create artificially even heavier elements.