Illustration of the newly created element 117 (Image: Kwei-Yu Chu/LLNL)
Berkelium-249, contained in the greenish fluid in the tip of the vial, was crucial to the experiment that discovered element 117
Posters of the periodic table on the walls of science labs in schools around the world will need to be updated after the discovery of the newest superheavy element, element 117. With the temporary name of ununseptium, the temporary symbol Uus and the atomic number 117, it was the only missing element in row seven of the periodic table until its discovery by an international team of scientists from Russia and the U.S.
Other Images from this Gallery