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Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería Julio Garavito, Bogotá, Colombia

Darmstadtium, 110, Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería Julio Garavito, Bogotá ColombiaDarmstadtium: For the design of this tile we researched the properties of the element darmstadtium (DS) after which we discussed a way to represent it graphically. We found Ds is a transition metal, solid, bright and a synthetic element that decays rapidly as it has a half-life in the order of microseconds. This made us compare the element with a shooting star, a small piece of rock or dust from space that heats up and shines as it enters the earth’s atmosphere. As with the other transuranic elements, Ds may be a valuable element when mankind is able to cross our galaxy.

Angela Quiñones, Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería Julio Garavito, Bogota, Colombia

Atomic properties*

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Darmstadtium

Ds

110

(281) amu

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Metallic**

 

* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011

** Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/