Oganesson: Final four elemental tiles

hands shaking with american and russian flag on a black backgroundOganesson was discovered in October of 2006 and was a scientific collaboration between Russian and American scientists. On this tile, this joint effort is depicted by the two shaking hands, with each country’s flag on the lab coat sleeve. Although relatively little is known about this elusive element, it is radioactive, which is represented by the black and yellow colouring that surrounds the element symbol. Oganesson also has the highest atomic mass of all known elements, which is represented by the scale at its maximum capacity and the mass written on the display.

Villanova College, King City, Ontario

Artist:  Katrina Hermanns

Teacher: Suzanne Monir

drawing of professor Yuri OganessianOganesson, Og, is a radioactive synthetic element with the highest atomic number, 118, of all known elements. The element was discovered in 2002 and 2005 by the team of scientists at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia. The team was led by Professor Yuri Oganessian, the Russian physicist whom the element is named after. Three short-lived oganesson atoms were produced as a result of the bombardment of californium-249 with calcium-48 ions. This process is represented by showing Professor Yuri Oganessian holding these three oganesson atoms made from californium-249 and calcium-48.

Senator O’Connor College School, Toronto, Ontario

Artist: Shayna Sunga

Teacher: Alicja Koprianiuk

drawing of professor Yuri OganessonMy design is quite simplistic, but I think it captures one of the most significant parts of the element — the scientist who it is named after, Yuri Oganessian. Yuri did not discover this particular element, but he was awarded the name because of his contributions to the Periodic Table. Since the element was named after him,
I decided to put him as the central focus of the tile and to not put anything else on in order to put more focus on him. I turned The 'O' of the element symbol into his face for that same reason, focus.

Northern Secondary School, Toronto, Ontario

Artist: Michael Tan

Teacher: Michael Ross

image of glasses and grey hairThe tile I created features the newly discovered element, oganesson. It is named after a Russian nuclear physicist, Yuri Oganessian, honouring him for his significant scientific achievements including that of discovering super-heavy elements. The background of the colours of the Russian flag represents Oganessian's nationality as well as the contribution of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia for the discovery of the element. The hair and glasses portray Oganessian’s most notable features, and the element’s name being written with chalk represents his occupation as a researcher.

Kitchener Waterloo Collegiate Institute & VS, kitchener, Ontario

Artist: Julia Rombough

Teacher: Allan Van Brunschot