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New Chemical Elements Probe the Shoals of Stability

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Science  06 Feb 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5659, pp. 740
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5659.740a

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Nuclear scientists from Russia and the United States have penciled in two new entries on the periodic table, suggesting that an "island" of relatively stable nuclei lurks just beyond experimenters' grasp.