# On the volatility of nihonium (Nh, Z = 113)

@article{Aksenov2017OnTV,
title={On the volatility of nihonium (Nh, Z = 113)},
author={Nikolay V. Aksenov and Patrick Steinegger and F. S.-H. Abdullin and Yury V. Albin and Gospodin A Bozhikov and V. I. Chepigin and Robert Eichler and Vyacheslav Ya. Lebedev and Alexander Madumarov and O. N. Malyshev and O. V. Petrushkin and Alexandr N. Polyakov and Yu. A. Popov and A. V. Sabel’nikov and R. N. Sagaidak and I. V. Shirokovsky and M. V. Shumeiko and Gennadii Ya. Starodub and Yury Tsyganov and Vladimir Utyonkov and Alexey A. Voinov and Grigory K. Vostokin and A. V. Yeremin and Sergey N. Dmitriev},
journal={The European Physical Journal A},
year={2017},
volume={53},
pages={1-5}
}
• Published 28 July 2017
• Physics
• The European Physical Journal A
Abstract.Gas-phase chromatography studies of nihonium (Nh, $Z=113$Z=113) were carried out at the one-atom-at-a-time level. For the production of nihonium, the heavy-ion-induced nuclear fusion reaction of 48Ca with 243Am was used. This leads to isotopes 284,285Nh, as the direct descendants of the $\alpha$α-decaying precursors 288,289Mc. Combining the Dubna Gas-Filled Recoil Separator with gas-phase chromatographic separation, the experiment was sensitive to elemental nihonium and its adsorption…
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