Russian Scientists Prepare Launch Of ‘Superheavy Elements Factory’

SPUTNIKNEWS – February 18, 2018: An international nuclear research institute near Moscow will launch a unique device in fall to hunt for elusive superheavy chemical elements, the institute’s deputy director told Sputnik.

“We are finishing the creation of a unique device, a huge installation called superheavy elements factory,” Boris Sharkov, from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), said.

The device stationed at JINR’s laboratory in the Russian town of Dubna will consist of a particle accelerator – the main piece of the kit called cyclotron DC-280 – as well as detectors, and spectrometers, which separate particles with a desired mass.

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