Super Heavy Elements - experimental developments
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung mbH, Planckstr. 1, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany
2 Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, 55122 Mainz, Germany
3 Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal 576104, Karnataka, India
a e-mail: G.Muenzenberg@gsi.de
Published online: 3 August 2018
With his theoretical work Walter Greiner, our mentor, pioneered super heavy element research and motivated us young scientists. He actively shaped the profile of GSI. We are happy that still during his lifetime we could prove some of his predictions: Fusion with magic nuclei paving the way to super heavy elements and the proof of the prediction of the nuclear species existing only by shell stabilization, super heavy elements. With the discovery of oganesson, Z=118, the heaviest element known today, we have come to the end of this era. New experimental developments will be discussed.
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