Flerovium 50mm Lucite Cube

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Flerovium 50mm Lucite Cube

40.00

Flerovium would be the last new element to be discovered in the 20th century. The feat was accomplished by slinging calcium at near light speed towards a target of plutonium. While most of the calcium shot through the target like shotgun pellets through a fence, a handful had head-on collisions with the plutonium. The crash briefly joined the two into a monstrous atom composed of 114 protons and 170-odd neutrons. The resulting conglomeration was, of course, highly unstable and broke apart after just a few seconds.

The element is named after Gyorgy Flyorov, a Russian physicist who led Russia's post-WWII effort to make a homegrown atom bomb.

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