December 16, 2016, by Lindsay Brooke

British Embassy in Russia support for the Periodic Table of Videos

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) officially adopted the names of the four new chemical elements this year – big news for the award winning Periodic Table of Videos. And this week they decided to release all four new videos at once!

NihoniumMoscoviumTennessine and Oganesson.

The names of two of them are directly linked with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna near Moscow.

The 115th element Moskovium (Mc) was named in honour of the Moscow region, where the Joint Institute is located. It was here that it was first synthesised as a new chemical element.

Element 118 was named Oganesson (Og) in honour of the famous Russian nuclear physicist Yuri Oganesyan, Head of the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions in of Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. Oganesyan is the first Russian scientist to have a new chemical element named after them in their lifetime.

In celebration the British Embassy in Russia has posted both videos on their FaceBook page.

Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff, whose name has become synonymous with the PTOV, said “We are delighted to be able to add our good wishes to the celebrations of the great scientific achievement in synthesising these elements.  I am also looking forward to visiting Dubna in 2017 during the Russia-UK Year of Science.”

And our own congratulations go to the PTOV team which features many familiar faces from the Faculty of Science at The University of Nottingham.

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