Thursday, December 15, 2011

Element 114 is Flerovium, Element 116 is Livermorium

Element 114 is proposed to be named flerovium (symbol Fl), to honor Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions in Russia. That lab is named after Russian physicist Georgiy Flerov.

Element 116 is proposed to be named livermorium (symbol Lv), to honor Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the United States.

My English-Chinese Periodic Table of the Elements has been updated with this information.