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Moscovium: Final four elemental tiles

elemental tile for moscovium made by digitally highlighting the outline St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

Moscovium is a radioactive element on the periodic table located in group 15. It was first synthesized in 2003 in a research facility found in Dubna, Russia. For my design, I have taken St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, one of the most iconic monuments in Russia, to represent the country. What appears to be fireworks in the night sky is the Bohr–Rutherford diagram of the element. The whole image is supposed to represent the celebration of the element’s new name in Moscow.

St. Edmund Campion Secondary School, Brampton, Ontario

Artist: Gershon Canagasingham

Teacher: Mr. Di Cicco 
 

elemental tile of moscovium created with pencil crayons showing St. Basil's Cathedral and stylized Lewis Dot diagram of Mc.

Moscovium was created in 2003 by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research through a team of Russian and American scientists in Dubna, Russia. Currently, little information is known about the new element; however, it is categorized as a metal and has the capability to decay rapidly into other elements. Featured in the tile is Moscow’s renowned building, St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square, along with the element’s Bohr Diagram on top of a radioactive symbol to illustrate its radioactivity.

A. Y. Jackson Secondary School, North York, Ontario

Artist: Haohan Zhang

Teacher: Laila Hassam
 

elemental tile of moscovium showing St. Basil's Cathedral created using pencil crayons, a black ink pen and white paint.

My design for the element moscovium was inspired by the picturesque Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. Element 115 was named moscovium since it was first synthesized in Russia at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. This synthetic element in the 15th group of period 7 is radioactive, and little else is currently known about it. To create my design, I used pencil crayons (prismacolor), a black ink pen and white paint. I also feel as if the impactful and vibrant colours of the cathedral are representative of the magnificent impact that each individual element has.

Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, Stoney Creek, Ontario

Artist: Manda Novomet

Teacher: Christine Ivezic
 

elemental tile of moscovium created digitally showing computer game Tetris in foreground and St. Basil's Cathedral in background.

For our tile, I wanted to honour the Moscow region  from which moscovium was named. Since the team of scientists from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research discovered moscovium by colliding atoms of calcium-48 and americium-248, we wanted to incorporate that concept into our tile. We decided to use the concept of Tetris, which was also created in Russia. To represent Moscow, we drew St. Basil’s Cathedral because it is the most well-known monument located in Moscow. Since moscovium existed for a very short time, the completed Tetris row that shows for less than a second describes another property of moscovium.

Senator O’Connor College School, Toronto, Ontario

Artist: Catherine Li and Chaeyoung Lim

Teacher: D. Landriault

 

Rank these tiles from 1 to 4, with 1 being your favourite. Please vote only once per element.

elemental tile for moscovium made by digitally highlighting the outline St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. St. Edmund Campion Secondary School, Brampton, Ontario.elemental tile of moscovium created with pencil crayons showing St. Basil's Cathedral and stylized Lewis Dot diagram of Mc. A. Y. Jackson Secondary School, North York, Ontario.elemental tile of moscovium showing St. Basil's Cathedral created using pencil crayons, a black ink pen and white paint. A. Y. Jackson Secondary School, North York, Ontario.elemental tile of moscovium created digitally showing computer game Tetris in foreground and St. Basil's Cathedral in background. Senator O’connor College School, Toronto, Ontario.

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