Periodic Table

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    Tennessine approved as name of newly discovered element

    Tennessee joins California to become only the second American state memorialized in the periodic table of elements. Read More

    Nov 30, 2016

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    Tennessee may become second state in periodic table

    The provisional name for the newly discovered superheavy element 117 is "tennessine." The name was proposed by Vanderbilt nuclear physicist Joseph Hamilton to honor the state where three members of the international collaboration that made the discovery -- Vanderbilt University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee at Knoxville -- are located. Read More

    Jun 8, 2016

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    Adding to the periodic table

    Nuclear physicist Joseph Hamilton (Daniel Dubois / Vanderbilt) The year has gotten off to a good start for modern-day alchemists like Vanderbilt physicists Joe Hamilton and A.V. Ramayya who are engaged in the extremely challenging scientific endeavor of extending the periodic table by creating new… Read More

    Feb 7, 2012