Synthesis and decay properties of superheavy elements

  title={Synthesis and decay properties of superheavy elements},
  author={Yu. Ts. Oganessian},
  journal={Pure and Applied Chemistry},
  pages={889 - 904}
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 characterized… Expand
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