Lawrencium's place at the table.

The discovery — or, rather, the synthesis — of lawrencium spanned several years and several experiments from two research teams, in Berkeley, USA, and in Dubna, Russia1. In 1961, the US-based team first reported the synthesis of an isotope of element 103. Mixed californium isotope targets 249,250,251,252Cf were bombarded with boron beams; the reaction… (More)