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News Picks : Periodic table gets four new elements

By: Physics Today
04 January 2016
BBC: On 30 December 2015 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry announced the verification of four new chemical elements for the periodic table. Element 113 was discovered by Japanese researchers, and elements 115, 117, and 118 were discovered by a collaboration between researchers in Russia and the US. The researchers have now been invited to propose permanent names and symbols for the new elements, which complete the seventh row of the periodic table.


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