• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2009, Volume: 2, Issue: 3, Pages: 1-4

Original Article

Ultimate stable element Z = 137


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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