Take a team of Russian and American scientists, dd an atom smasher, mix in protons and neutrons... and voila! You've got yourself a new element on the periodic table. Presenting Element 117! We talk to a UNLV professor and PhD student who helped make it happen. They tell us about the moment of discovery and why uncovering a new element is like finding the Holy Grail for scientists.
, Asst Prof of Health Physics and Radiochemistry, UNLV
, PhD Student, Radiochemistry Dept