also known as



Name Darmstadtium
Symbol Ds
Atomic Number 110
Atomic Mass 281.0 atomic mass units
Number of Protons 110
Number of Neutrons 151
Number of Electrons 110
Melting Point Unknown
Boiling Point Unknown
Density Unknown
Normal Phase Synthetic
Family Transition Metals
Period 7
Cost An insufficient amount has been produced to sell it.



Origin of Name After Darmstadt, Germany, where it was discovered
Date and Place of Discovery On November 9, 1994 at the Heavy Ion Research Laboratory in Darmstadt, Germany
Discovered by Peter Armbruster, H. Folger, P. Hessberger, S. Hofmann, Gottfried Münzenberg, V. Ninov, H. J. Schött, and others
Common Compounds There are no known compounds.
Interesting facts
  • It is one of the so-called super-heavy atoms.
  • It decays quickly.
  • Its isotopes have half-lives that are only microseconds long.
Common Uses There are no known uses outside the laboratory.


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