Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Seaborgium: The seaborgium (Sg) tile was created by Clay Merrill who designed the entire image on computer. The concept arose from that fact that element 106 is synthetically prepared; hence the use of computer graphics and readily available images to “synthesize” the image. One of the chemistry instructors met Glenn Seaborg in 1989 during a summer institute at the University of California, Berkeley. The awesome impression he made, propelled her to register for Sg as top-choice-element for the Periodic Table Project. We hope that Seaborg’s family sees the image and recognizes it as further homage to his memory.
Mary Christian-Madden, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, Connecticut, U.S.A.
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** Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/