Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 243, Issue 1, pp 13–20

Superheavy Elements

  • D.C. Hoffman

DOI: 10.1023/A:1006794508959

Cite this article as:
Hoffman, D. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (2000) 243: 13. doi:10.1023/A:1006794508959


The long quest to detect SuperHeavy Elements that might exist in nature or to artificially synthesize them at accelerators is briefly reviewed. The very recent reports of the production and detection of the SuperHeavy Elements 114, 116, and 118 at accelerators are discussed. The implications of these discoveries and the prospects for the existence and discovery of additional heavy elements are considered.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D.C. Hoffman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley
  2. 2.Heavy Element Nuclear & Radiochemistry Group, Nu Science Division, MS-70A/3307Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

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