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16/08/2003 Element 110 is named

It was discovered in Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research near the city of Darmstadt, hence it is called Darmstadtium. It is extremely radioactive. The most stable known isotope is darmstadtium-281. It has a half-life of approximately 10 seconds. Darmstadtium belongs to the group 10 elements. Therefore it should behave as the heavier homologue to platinum.

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