# Synthesis and decay properties of superheavy elements

@article{Oganessian2006SynthesisAD,
title={Synthesis and decay properties of superheavy elements},
author={Yu. Ts. Oganessian},
journal={Pure and Applied Chemistry},
year={2006},
volume={78},
pages={889 - 904}
}
• Y. Oganessian
• Published 1 January 2006
• Physics
• Pure and Applied Chemistry
Abstract A fundamental outcome of modern nuclear theory is the prediction of the "island of stability" in the region of hypothetical superheavy elements. A significant enhancement in nuclear stability at approaching the closed shells with Z = 114 (possibly 120 and 122) and N = 184 is expected for the nuclei with large neutron excess. For this reason, for the synthesis of nuclei with Z = 112-116 and 118, we chose the reactions 238U, 242,244Pu, 243Am, 245,248Cm, and 249Cf + 48Ca, which are…
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