hassium


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hassium

(hahs'ē-ŭm),
An artificial transplutonium element; atomic number 108; atomic weight 265. [Formerly called Unniloctium, Uno; and Hahnium, after German physicist O. Hahn.]
[Hesse, German state, where it was first created, + -ium]
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The team recently built and installed an instrument at the UNILAC heavy-ion accelerator in Darmstadt, Germany, that can detect and analyze hassium.
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