Element Darmstadtium - Ds
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Overview of Darmstadtium
Darmstadtium's Name in Other Languages
Atomic Structure of Darmstadtium
Chemical Properties of Darmstadtium
- No Chemical properties information is currently available.
Physical Properties of Darmstadtium
- Atomic Mass Average: 271
- Synthetic produced radioactive super heavy element with an extremely short half life that does not occur in nature. Half-lives range from 180 microseconds for 269Ds to 1.1 minute for 281Ds.
Regulatory / Health
- Levels In Humans:
Note: this data represents naturally occuring levels of elements in the typical human, it DOES NOT represent recommended daily allowances.
- Blood/mg dm-3: nil
- Bone/p.p.m: nil
- Liver/p.p.m: nil
- Muscle/p.p.m: nil
- Daily Dietary Intake: nil
- Total Mass In Avg. 70kg human: nil
Who / Where / When / How
- Discoverer: S.Hofmann, V.Ninov, F.P.Heßberger, P.Armbruster, H.Folger, G.Münzenberg, H.J.Schött
- Discovery Location: Darmstadt Germany
- Discovery Year: 1994
- Name Origin:
- Named after the location of discovery
- Abundance of Darmstadtium:
- Earth's Crust/p.p.m.: nil
- Seawater/p.p.m.: nil
- Atmosphere/p.p.m.: nil
- Sun (Relative to H=1E12): N/A
- Sources of Darmstadtium:
- Syntheticly produced element normally produced by fusing two lighter elements in a heavy ion accelerator. Nuclides produced include:
- 62Ni + 208Pb --> 269Ds + 1 n, 1994, GSI Darmstadt, 3 atoms
- 64Ni + 207Pb --> 270Ds + 1 n, 2000, GSI Darmstadt, 8 atoms
- 64Ni + 208Pb --> 271Ds + 1 n, 1994, GSI Darmstadt, 9 atoms
- 64Ni + 208Pb --> 271Ds + 1 n, 2000, GSI Darmstadt, 4 atoms
- 64Ni + 208Pb --> 271Ds + 1 n, 2000, LBNL Berkeley, 2 atoms
- 64Ni + 208Pb --> 271Ds + 1 n, 2002, RIKEN Japan, 14 atoms
- 70Zn + 208Pb --> 277Uub + 1 n, --> 273Ds + 1 alpha, 1996, GSI Darmstadt, 1 atom
- 70Zn + 208Pb --> 277Uub + 1 n, --> 273Ds + 1 alpha, 2000, GSI Darmstadt, 1 atom
- 48Ca + 244Pu --> 288Uuq + 4 n, --> 280Ds + 2 alpha, 1999, FLNR Dubna, 2 atoms
- 48Ca + 244Pu --> 289Uuq + 3 n, --> 281Ds + 2 alpha, 1998, FLNR Dubna, 1 atom
- 48Ca + 248Cm --> 292Uuh + 4 n, --> 280Ds + 3 alpha, 2000, FLNR Dubna, 1 atom
- 48Ca + 248Cm --> 292Uuh + 4 n, --> 280Ds + 3 alpha, 2001, FLNR Dubna, 2 atoms
- Uses of Darmstadtium:
- Of research interest only
- Additional Notes:
Although we have found documented claims for the discovery of this element in 1987, it was not until November of 1994 when the first atom of Ds-269 was produced with the related scientific paper being published in 1995. In August of 2003 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced the official naming of this element.
- IUPAC, Darmstadtium Questions and Answers, http://www.iupac.org/news/
archives/2003/aboutDs.html, Accessed online Aug 1, 2006.
[Last update: 8/1/2006]
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