Other aspects of the discovery was made in the United States'”at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, California), the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oakridge, Tennessee), Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee), and the University of Nevada (Las Vegas); and in Russia'”at the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (Dimitrovgrad).
Ununseptium (pronounced: oon-oon-SEPT-i-em) stands for 'one-one-seven-ium.'
According the April 6, 2010 New York Times article Scientists Discover Heavy New Element, 'A team of Russian and American scientists has discovered a new element that has long stood as a missing link among the heaviest bits of atomic matter ever produced. The element, still nameless, appears to point the way toward a brew of still more massive elements with chemical properties no one can predict.'
Information about this discovery has been collected in a paper that will be published in the journal Physical Review Letters. The paper will be entitled 'Synthesis of a new element with atomic number Z=117.'
The atomic number (Z) is the number of protons found in the nucleus of an atom. In the case of Uus, that number is 117.
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