Thursday, 8 April 2010

A New Element

The discovery of a new element is the biggest news story we can get on The Periodic Table of Videos.

So I was pretty keen to make a video when it was announced that element 117 had been created by scientists in Russia.

Unluckily it happened with most of the team away on work or taking an Easter break... Thankfully Dr Pete Licence was still working and gave me a few minutes of his time.

Earlier this year we filmed at another facility which creates these synthetic elements - GSI in Darmstadt, Germany.

Some of our footage from that trip came in handy for this video.

It is also fun to listen to what Professor Poliakoff said in our original Ununseptium video - almost building up to the big discovery?

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