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Florentium or Illinium?


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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ROLLA, L., FERNANDES, L. Florentium or Illinium?. Nature 119, 637–638 (1927).

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