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What the name means: Hassium was named after Hassia, the Latin name for the German state of Hesse.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) had given the new element the name Unniloctium, with the symbol Uno. In 1997 the IUPAC accepted the name hassium.
Who identified hassium?: Gottfried Münzenberg, Peter Armbruster and their team at the Institute for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany in 1984
STP = standard temperature and pressure.
About hassium: Hassium was made by bombarding lead atoms with iron atoms at the Heavy Ion Research Institute. Only a few atoms of hassium have ever been made. Hassium atoms have a half life of 22 seconds.
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