Future of superheavy element research: Which nuclei could be synthesized within the next few years?

  title={Future of superheavy element research: Which nuclei could be synthesized within the next few years?},
  author={V. Zagrebaev and A. Karpov and W. Greiner},
  journal={arXiv: Nuclear Theory},
Low values of the fusion cross sections and very short half-lives of nuclei with Z>120 put obstacles in synthesis of new elements. Different nuclear reactions (fusion of stable and radioactive nuclei, multi-nucleon transfers and neutron capture), which could be used for the production of new isotopes of superheavy (SH) elements, are discussed in the paper. The gap of unknown SH nuclei, located between the isotopes which were produced earlier in the cold and hot fusion reactions, can be filled… Expand
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