NihoniumIn 2016, a new element, "nihonium," was put into the periodic table of elements as the 113th elemt. Nihonium is named after "Nihon," one of the way to say "Japan" in Japanese and literally means "The land of rising sun." THe name is proposed to make a direct connection to the nation where the element was discovered. The 113th element is the first element to have been discovered in Japan and also Asian countries.
Original paper (with video movie)
- Three-dimensional nuclear chart - understanding nuclear physics and nucleosynthesis in stars, Phsyics Eduaction 49 215(2014)
Review (Japanese and English)
- Outreach Activity: 3-D chart of the nuclides, Notes on Basic Science -Quest for the future, (Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency), Vol. 21, No. 1, 17-19 (2013).
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