Toward an accurate description of solid-state properties of superheavy elements
A case study for the element Og (Z=118)
Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, The New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study, Massey University (Albany Campus), Auckland, New Zealand
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Published online: 1 December 2016
In the last two decades cold and hot fusion experiments lead to the production of new elements for the Periodic Table up to nuclear charge 118. Recent developments in relativistic quantum theory have made it possible to obtain accurate electronic properties for the trans-actinide elements with the aim to predict their potential chemical and physical behaviour. Here we report on first results of solid-state calculations for Og (element 118) to support future atom-at-a-time gas-phase adsorption experiments on surfaces such as gold or quartz.
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