Superheavy Elements

  • Vanderbilt University

    Congressman Cooper honors Hamilton and Ramayya for superheavy element discovery

    U.S. Representative Jim Cooper honored nuclear physicists Joe Hamilton and A.V. Ramayya Aug. 12 for their role in the discovery of the new superheavy element 117 that has been provisionally named Tennessine. Read More

    Aug 13, 2016

  • element 117

    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