115. Moscovium - Elementymology & Elements Multidict

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Moscovium Latin

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

— Italic
Moscovio Aragonese
Moscoviu Asturian
Moscovi Catalan
Moscovio Spanish
Moscovium French
Moscovium Friulian
Moscovio Galician
Moscovio Italian
Unünpénti Lombard
Moscovi Occitan
Moscovio Portuguese
Moscoviu Romanian - Moldovan

— Slavic
Унунпентий [Ununpentij] Bulgarian
Moscovij[um] Bosnian
Унунпентый [Ununpentyj] Belarusian
Moscovium Czech
Moskovij Croatian
Унунпентиум [Ununpentium] Macedonian
Moscovium Polish
Московий [Moskovij] Russian
Moscovium Slovak
Moskovij Slovenian
Унунпентијум [Ununpentijum] Serbian
Унунпентій [Ununpentij] Ukrainian

— Baltic
Moskovijus Lithuanian
Moskovijs Latvian

— Celtic
Moskoviom Breton
Moscoviwm Welsh
Únúinpeintiam Gaelic (Irish)
Oonoonpençum Gaelic (Manx)

— Other Indo-European
Ουνουπέντιο [] Greek
Moskovium[i] Albanian

— Indo-Iranian/Iranian
Moscoviyûm Kurdish
Унунпентий [Ununpenti'] Tajik

— Indo-Iranian/Indo-Aryan
ইউনুনপেন্টিয়াম [iununapenṭiẏāma] Bengali
آن‌ان‌پنتیوم [] Persian
યુનુન્પેનટિયમનો [yununpenṭiyamano] Gujarati
उनउनपैन्शियम [ununpainśiyama] Hindi

Moskovium Estonian
Moscovium Finnish
Moscovium Hungarian
Унунпентий [Ununpentij] Komi
Унунпентий [Ununpentij] Mari
Moscovium Võro

Moscovium Azerbaijani
Унунпенти [Ununpenti] Chuvash
Унунпенти [Ununpenti] Mongolian
Moscoviyum Turkish
Moscoviy Uzbek

Other (Europe)
Moscovio Basque

ٲنون بينتيوم [] Arabic
Ουνουπέντιο [--] Hebrew
Moscovju Maltese

モスコビウム [mosukobia] Japanese
우눈펜튬 [] Korean
อะนันเพนเชียม [ananphēnchiam] Thai
Moscovi Vietnamese

Moscovyo Cebuano
Moskovium Indonesian
Moscovium Māori
Moscovium Malay

Other Asiatic
അണ്‍അണ്‍പെന്റിയം [aṇaṇpenṟiyam] Malayalam

Moscoviu? Lingala
Moscoviamo Sesotho
Moscovi Swahili

Moscovio Nahuatl

Moscoviyu Quechua

Moscovimi Sranan Tongo

Moscovio Esperanto

New names
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Artificial radioactive element
melting point -- °C; -- °F
boiling point -- °C; -- °F
density -- g/cc; -- pounds/cubic foot
2004 Ю.Ц. Оганесян (Yu.Ts. Oganessian) and co-workers, Dubna, Russia.
The name was adopted by IUPAC on 8 June 2016.
Until 2016: ununpentium = 1-1-5-ium (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.


Oganessian Yu.Ts. et al.
Experiments on the synthesis of element 115 in the reaction 243Am (48Ca, xn)291-x115

The results of experiments designed to synthesize element 115 isotopes in the 243Am (48Ca, xn)291-x115 reaction are presented. With a beam dose of 4.3x1018 248-MeV 48Ca projectiles, we observed three similar decay chains consisting of five consecutive α-decays, all detected in time intervals of about 20 s and terminated at a later time by a spontaneous fission with a high energy release (TKE~220 MeV). At a higher bombarding energy of 253 MeV, with an equal 48Ca beam dose, we registered a different decay chain of four consecutive α-decays detected in a time interval of about 0.5 s, also terminated by spontaneous fission. The α-decay energies and half-lives for nine new α-decaying nuclei were determined. The decay properties of these synthesized nuclei are consistent with consecutive α-decays originating from the parent isotopes of the new element 115, 288115 and 287115, produced in the 3n- and 4n-evaporation channels with cross sections of about 3 pb and 1 pb, respectively. The radioactive properties of the new odd-Z nuclei (105-115) are compared with the predictions of the macroscopic-microscopic theory. The experiments were carried out at the U400 cyclotron with the recoil separator DGFRS at FLNR, JINR.
The investigation has been performed at the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, JINR.
Preprint of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. Dubna, 2003

The element has got the preliminary systematic IUPAC name Ununpentium.

The name Moscovium (Mc) was disclosed in 2016 for public review.

For the element with atomic number 115 the name proposed is moscovium with the symbol Mc and for element with atomic number 117, the name proposed is tennessine with the symbol Ts. These are in line with tradition honoring a place or geographical region and are proposed jointly by the discoverers at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna (Russia), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA), Vanderbilt University (USA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA).
Moscovium is in recognition of the Moscow region and honors the ancient Russian land that is the home of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, where the discovery experiments were conducted using the Dubna Gas-Filled Recoil Separator in combination with the heavy ion accelerator capabilities of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions.

Further reading

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