Livermorium 50mm Lucite Cube

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Livermorium 50mm Lucite Cube

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The combined efforts of the American and Russian teams at the nuclear research lab in Dubna, Russia were able to make all of one atom of "livermorium" in 2000. And that atom disintegrated in the blink of an eye. Less actually, for an eye blinks in about 100ms while livermorium's most stable isotope has a half life of 60ms! Turns out that 300 or so protons and neutrons make for too rowdy a party for the strong nuclear force to keep it together.

The Yanks and Russkies looked on their monitors for a particular spike in their plot charts for the moment indicating the birth of atomic number 116 then broke out in cheers. After the prerequisite champagne toast (or probably vodka), and a press release to mark the occasion for the handful few nerds worldwide interested in such achievements, that was pretty much this element's 15 minutes of fame before the hunt for 117 started the next morning.

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