P. J. Karol, R.C. Barber, B.M. Sherrill, E. Vardaci, and T. Yamazaki
Pure and Applied Chemistry 2016
Volume 88, Issue 1-2, pp. 155-160
The fourth IUPAC/IUPAP Joint Working Party (JWP) on the priority of claims to the discovery of new elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 has reviewed the relevant literature pertaining to several claims. In accordance with the criteria for the discovery of elements previously established by the 1991 IUPAC/IUPAP Transfermium Working Group (TWG), and reinforced in subsequent IUPAC/IUPAP JWP discussions, it was determined that the Dubna-Livermore collaboration has fulfilled those criteria for element Z = 118. A synopsis of experiments and related efforts is presented.
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