113. Nihonium - Elementymology & Elements Multidict

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Nihonium – Nihonium – Nihonium – Nihonio – ニホニウム – Нихоний –
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Nihonium Latin

— Germanic
Nihonium Afrikaans
Nihonium Danish
Nihonium German
Nihonium English
Nihonium Faroese
Nihonium Frisian (West)
Nihoní Icelandic
Nihonium Luxembourgish
Nihonium Dutch
Nihonium Norwegian
Nihonium Swedish

— Italic
Nihonio Aragonese
Nihoniu Asturian
Nihoni Catalan
Nihonio Spanish
Nihonium French
Nihonium Friulian
Nihonio Galician
Nihonio Italian
Unüntri Lombard
Nihoni Occitan
Nihonium Portuguese
Nihoniu Romanian - Moldovan

— Slavic
Унунтрий [Ununtrij] Bulgarian
Nihonij[um] Bosnian
Унунтрый [Ununtryj] Belarusian
Nihonium Czech
Nihonij Croatian
Унунтриум [Ununtrium] Macedonian
Nihonium Polish
Нихоний [Nihonij] Russian
Nihonium Slovak
Nihonij Slovenian
Унунтријум [Ununtrijum] Serbian
Унунтрій [Ununtrij] Ukrainian

— Baltic
Nihonijus Lithuanian
Nihonijs Latvian

— Celtic
Nihoniom Breton
Nihoniwm Welsh
Únúintriam Gaelic (Irish)
Oonoontrium Gaelic (Manx)

— Other Indo-European
Ουνούντριο [] Greek
Nihonium[i] Albanian

— Indo-Iranian/Iranian
Nihoniûm Kurdish
Унунтрий [Ununtri'] Tajik

— Indo-Iranian/Indo-Aryan
ইউনুনট্রিয়াম [iununaṭriẏāma] Bengali
آن‌ان‌تریوم [] Persian
યુનુન્ટ્રિયમનો [yununṭriyamano] Gujarati
उनउनट्रियम [ununṭriyama] Hindi

Nihonium Estonian
Nihonium Finnish
Nihonium Hungarian
Унунтрий [Ununtrij] Komi
Унунтрий [Ununtrij] Mari
Nihonium Võro

Nihonium Azerbaijani
Унунтри [Ununtri] Chuvash
Унунтри [Ununtrii] Mongolian
Nihoniyum Turkish
Nihoniy Uzbek

Other (Europe)
Nihonio Basque

ٲنون يريوم [] Arabic
Ουνούντριο [--] Hebrew
Nihonju Maltese

ニホニウム [nihoniumu] Japanese
우눈트륨 [] Korean
อะนันเตเตรียม [anantriam] Thai
Nihoni Vietnamese

Nihonyo Cebuano
Nihonium Indonesian
Nihonium Māori
Nihonium Malay

Other Asiatic
അണ്‍അണ്‍ട്രിയം [aṇaṇṭriyam] Malayalam
யுனண்ட்ரியம் [yuṉaņţriyam] Tamil

Nihoniu? Lingala
Nihoniamo Sesotho
Nihoni Swahili

Nihonio Nahuatl

Nihoniyu Quechua

Nihonimi Sranan Tongo

Nihonio Esperanto

New names
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Riken Nishina Center for Accelerator Based Science.
The name was adopted by IUPAC on 8 June 2016.
Nihon = one of the pronunciations of the Japanese word for Japan (日本).
Until 2016: ununtrium = 1-1-3-um (IUPAC systematic element name)

History & Etymology

Scientists from the Glenn T. Seaborg Institute and the Chemical Biology and Nuclear Science Division at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in collaboration with researchers from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Russia (JINR), have discovered the two newest super heavy elements, element 113 and element 115.

In experiments conducted at the JINR U400 cyclotron with the Dubna gas-filled separator between July 14 and Aug. 10, 2003, the team of scientists observed atomic decay patterns, or chains, that confirm the existence of element 115 and element 113. In these decay chains, element 113 is produced via the alpha decay of element 115.

The results have been accepted for publication in the Feb. 1, 2004 issue of Physical Review C.

Kosuke Morita and co-workers at the Cyclotron Center of the RIKEN Discovery Research Institute carried out an experiment on the synthesis of element 113. They published it in October 2004 in the Journal of the Physical Society of Japan. This is the abstract of their article:

The convincing candidate event of the isotope of the 113th element, 278113, and its daughter nuclei, 274111 and 270Mt, were observed, for the first time, in the 209Bi + 70Zn reaction at a beam energy of 349.0 MeV with a total dose of 1.7 × 1019. Alpha decay energies and decay times of the candidates, 278113, 274111, and 270Mt, were (11.68 ± 0.04 MeV, 0.344 ms), (11.15 ± 0.07 MeV, 9.26 ms), and (10.03 ± 0.07 MeV, 7.16 ms), respectively. The production cross section of the isotope was deduced to be 55+150-45 fb (10-39 cm2).

The element has got the preliminary systematic IUPAC name Ununtrium.

The name Nihonium (Nh) was disclosed in 2016 for public review:

For the element with atomic number 113 the discoverers at RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (Japan) proposed the name nihonium and the symbol Nh. Nihon (日本) is one of the two ways to say "Japan" in Japanese, and literally mean "the Land of Rising Sun". The name is proposed to make a direct connection to the nation where the element was discovered. Element 113 is the first element to have been discovered in an Asian country. While presenting this proposal, the team headed by Professor Kosuke Morita pays homage to the trailblazing work by Masataka Ogawa done in 1908 surrounding the discovery of element 43. The team also hopes that pride and faith in science will displace the lost trust of those who suffered from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Further reading

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