Monday, 2 February 2015

Isotopes from 2014

The annual update from the Isotope Discovery Project hit the arXiv preprint server last week.   According to it, 2014 saw the first ever human observation of Neon–15, Cobalt–77, Nickel–80, Iridium–164, Actinium–205 and Lawrencium–266.  Welcome, new nuclides!  Oh, except you've all decayed already.  Well,  It was nice to see you all, albeit fleetingly.