Prospects for the discovery of the next new element: Influence of projectiles with Z > 20

  title={Prospects for the discovery of the next new element: Influence of projectiles with Z > 20},
  author={Charles M. Folden and Dmitriy A. Mayorov and T. A. Werke and Marisa C. Alfonso and Megan E. Bennett and Michael DeVanzo},
  journal={Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
The possibility of forming new superheavy elements with projectiles having Z > 20 is discussed. Current research has focused on the fusion of 48Ca with actinide targets, but these reactions cannot be used for new element discoveries in the future due to a lack of available target material. The influence on reaction cross sections of projectiles with Z > 20 have been studied in so-called analog reactions, which utilize lanthanide targets carefully chosen to create compound nuclei with energetics… 
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