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Island ahoy!

Nature volume 442, pages 876877 (24 August 2006) | Download Citation


Measurements of the energy levels of unstable superheavy nuclei are beginning to afford distant vistas of a promised land — 'the island of stability' beyond the bounds of the conventional periodic table.

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  1. Mark A. Stoyer is at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, California 94550, USA.

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