Flerovium

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University of Toronto Schools, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Flerovium tileFlerovium: Formally adopted by IUPAC on May 30, 2012, flerovium, formerly ununquadium, was first discovered at the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, a laboratory within the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINT) in Dubna, Russia, in December 1998 by bombarding a244Pu atom with 48Ca ions. The element is named after the Flerov laboratory, which was itself named after the Russian physicist Georgy Flerov. The tile, done in marker and colour pencil, depicts a radioactive symbol and the logo of JINT with blue highlights to reflect the colour of their logo. The background has been layered with marker so that when one looks closely, details regardingflerovium’s history are revealed.

Emily Lam, University of Toronto Schools, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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* 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/