Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2009, Volume: 2, Issue: 3, Pages: 1-4
M. Goswami1 and S. Sahoo2
1Department of Physics, Regional Institute of Education (NCERT),Bhubaneswar - 751022, Orissa, India.
2Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur – 713209, West Bengal, India.
*Author for the correspondence:
Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur – 713209,
West Bengal, India.
E-mail: [email protected]
We have analysed and highlighted an interesting prediction of Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar that Z = 137 will be the ultimate element that can be artificially synthesised. The heaviest element found till today is of atomic number Z = 122 and atomic mass A = 292. The last possible stable element has, in fact, been a matter of disagreement.
Keywords: Heavy nuclei, Bohr’s model, special theory of relativity, Dirac equation
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