28 Aug '13, 12am

Scientists say existence of new element - with an atomic number of 115 - has been confirmed

BERLIN (AP) - Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed the existence of a new chemical element, but its name may need some work. Researchers at Lund University said on Tuesday their find backs up claims by teams in Russia and the United States a decade ago that had remained unverified until now. The Swedish scientists say they conducted experiments which allowed them to detect the "fingerprint" of the short-lived but super-heavy element that's been dubbed ununpentium. The name, which refers to the element's 115th place in the periodic table, is only provisional.

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