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Three First-ever Atomic Nuclei Created at NSCL; New Super-heavy Aluminum Isotopes May Exist
October 24, 2007
Researchers at Michigan State University's National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory have created three never-before-observed isotopes of magnesium and aluminum. The results not only stake out new territory on the nuclear landscape, but also suggest that variants of everyday elements might exist that are heavier than current scientific models predict. The findings appear in the October 25 issue of the journal Nature.
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