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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Barely Radioactive Elements

“What is the heaviest stable element?” This question, easily posed, is not so easy to answer. In fact, nobody knows. Barely Radioactive Elements explores the stability of heavy elements, the difficulty of experimentally confirming theoretical predictions of very rare events, and elements whose half-lives are longer than the lives of all stars in the universe.

Posted at August 18, 2013 21:46