In 2001, a joint IUPAC-IUPAP Working Party (IWP) had confirmed the discovery of element number 110 by the collaboration of Hofmann et al. from the Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung mbH (GSI) in Darmstadt, Germany. Thus continues the long-established tradition of naming an element after the place of its discovery.
The most relevant experiment resulted from the fusion-evaporation using a 62Ni beam on an isotropically enriched 208Pb target, which produced four chains of alpha-emitting nuclides following the presumed formation of 269110 + n.
- from Chemistry International