Regular Article - Experimental Physics
Heavy element research at FLNR (Dubna)
Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980, Moscow region, Dubna, Russia
Accepted: 8 July 2009
Published online: 30 August 2009
The setting of the experiments is described and the results obtained on the synthesis of the heaviest nuclides in reactions induced by 48Ca projectiles are presented. The decay properties of the new nuclei confirm the theoretical predictions about the new nuclear shells and the “islands of stability” of superheavy elements. Briefly, also the results of the first experiments aimed to study the atomic and chemical properties of element 112 are reported.
© SIF, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2009