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Florentium or Illinium?

Nature volume 119, pages 637638 (30 April 1927) | Download Citation



IN a recent issue of NATURE (Feb. 26), and also in Science, Prof. W. A. Noyes writes claiming priority for the discovery of the element No. 61 for the American chemists, Messrs. Harris, Hopkins, and Yntema. As an argument in favour of this priority two papers are quoted: one by C. C. Kiess (U.S. Bureau of Standards, 442; 1922; 446; 1923), and the second one by L. F. Yntema, which appeared in 1922 and 1923 respectively.

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  1. R. Università Firenze, Via Gino Capponi, No. 3. Mar. 21.

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