The Long Way to the Island of Stability of Superheavy Elements Close to Z=114
Manne Siegbahn Memorial Lectures
Tuesday 12 October 1999
Yuri Oganessian (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Dubna, Russia)
The talk will present and discuss the results of experiments aimed at testing the fundamental predictions of the modern theory on the existence of "islands of stability" of super heavy elements.
The talk will include:
- theoretical concepts of the properties of nuclear matter. The influence of nuclear structure on the limits of the existence of elements
- fusion of massive nuclei for the synthesis of heavy elements
- experimental techniques for the synthesis and study of the properties of new elements
- first nuclides on the "island of stability"