The New Element of Atomic Number 61: Illinium

  title={The New Element of Atomic Number 61: Illinium},
  author={B. Brauner},
IN their interesting note on the discovery of illinium (NATURE, June 5, p. 792) upon which the authors, Messrs. Harris, Yntema, and Prof. Hopkins, may be congratulated, I find the statement that “there were no theoretical grounds for supposing that eka-neodymium [sic !] might exist until Moseley's rule showed that element number 61 was still to be identified”. Having devoted almost all my scientific life—since 1877—to the theoretical and practical study of the elements of the rare earths, and… Expand
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