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What the name means: Russian scientists named element # 105 nielsbohrium (Ns). However, the American group in Berkeley had named element # 105 hahnium (Ha) after the German scientist, Otto Hahn.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) temporarily named the new element Unnilpentium, with the symbol Unp. In 1997 the IUPAC settled the question by naming it dubnium, after the town near Moscow where the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research is situated .
Who identified dubnium?: Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov and co-workers at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia in 1968.
STP = standard temperature and pressure.
About dubnium: Dubnium was made by bombarding californium atoms with nitrogen nuclei. Only a few atoms of dubnium have ever been made. Dubnium atoms have a half life of 34 seconds.
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