Relativistic effects on the electronic structure of the heaviest elements. Is the Periodic Table endless?

  title={Relativistic effects on the electronic structure of the heaviest elements. Is the Periodic Table endless?},
  author={Valeria Pershina},
  journal={Comptes Rendus Chimie},
  • V. Pershina
  • Published 24 September 2020
  • Chemistry
  • Comptes Rendus Chimie
Great progress has been achieved in the last few decades in the synthesis of superheavy elements (SHEs) and experimental studies of their physio-chemical properties. At the same time, remarkable developments in the relativistic electronic structure theory allowed for accurate predictions of properties of SHEs and their compounds. Those theoretical investigations, often carried out in a close link to the experimental research, have largely contributed to better understanding of the chemistry of… 

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